Chicago man identified as one of the victims in Pembroke Township shooting: coroner

Update (Sunday, May 26): 

Two people who died in a shooting near a banquet hall in Pembroke Township Friday have been identified. 

Edward E. Colon, 32, of Chicago, died at the scene from his injuries, the Kankakee County Coroner's Office said. 

The second victim, who died at Riverside Medical Center, was identified as 44-year-old Milton J. Sykes, of Kankakee, according to the coroner. 

Autopsies were performed Saturday on both of the shooting victims and the coroner said both of them died from multiple gunshot wounds.

At last check, no arrests have been made in connection with the incident. The investigation continues. 


A shooting near a banquet hall in Pembroke Township overnight left two people dead and three others injured, according to the Kankakee County Sheriff's Office.

The incident happened at 11:51 p.m. Friday in the area of 13100 E Central Street.

Deputies received multiple reports of gunfire. When they arrived, they found large groups of people running from the scene. 

The groups of people were attending two parties at a nearby banquet hall when the shooting occurred. 

Five victims were injured by the gunfire, officials said. Of those victims, two of them died – one at a hospital and one at the scene - according to deputies. Their identities have not been released. 

No arrests have yet been made in connection with the shooting. 

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with more information is urged to contact KanComm at 815-933-3324 or CrimeStoppers at 815-93-CRIME.