Church takes service to streets after boy shot

August 21, 2011 4:30:09 PM PDT
Recent violence in the Englewood community prompted Good Seed Ministries to pray for the neighborhood and take its services to the streets

The prayers are the church's response to the shooting late Friday of Deshawn McKenzie, 9, as he sat on the front porch of a home on South Racine Avenue.

The boy remains hospitalized and is expected to survive, but the church's leader says they had to respond to the violence with a message of peace and hope.

"People just need to stand up and realize there are other alternatives here in this community and as a church that's what we do. We just go out and meet people where they are and show them that there are other alternatives there," Pastor Glenn Bone, senior pastor, Good Seed Ministries.

Detectives continue to investigate McKenzie's shooting. No arrests have been made.