COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A man attending a Humboldt Park memorial service for a friend this week got into a shootout at the service, wounding a gunman on a bicycle who shot him twice, authorities said.
It happened in the 1600 block of North Kostner on Monday as Gabriel "Ant" Serrano, 23, was at the memorial for his friend, authorities said.
Jesus Perez, 33, rolled up to the memorial on his bike and opened fire, hitting Serrano twice, authorities said.
Serrano then pulled out his own gun — a .22 revolver — and returned fire, hitting Serrano and knocking him off the bike, authorities said.
Now, both men face felony charges.
When police arrived, they found Perez, 33, of Berwyn, bleeding in the street. They found a gun beneath him, according to a police report.
When investigators talked to Serrano, he told police he pulled out his gun and shot the bicyclist, according to a police report.
The motive for the shootings wasn't divulged. According to court records, Serrano has multiple tattoos, including a five-point crown, a symbol of the Latin Kings street gang. He was convicted of robbery in 2009.
Perez has two felony convictions for aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon.
Both men were charged with unlawful use of a weapon.
Serrano, of the 1400 block of North California Avenue, and Perez remained hospitalized with gunshot wounds Wednesday when a Cook County judge ordered each held on $400,000 bail.