ALTON, Ill. – Alton police are investigating a double shooting Wednesday morning that left a woman dead.
The shooting happened just after 4 a.m. at a home in the 2300 block of Edwards Street near Jersey Street.
The victims, 31-year-old Angel Syddall and a 25-year-old man, were treated at a local hospital before being airlifted to a St. Louis-area hospital. Syddall later died as a result of her injuries. The male victim’s name was not released.
Around 10 p.m. Wednesday, Alton police arrested 54-year-old Ernie Sykes in connection with the murder.
The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Sykes with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder, one count of aggravated battery with a firearm, and one count of armed habitual criminal.
Sykes was jailed without bond.