Boy, 14, Among 4 Killed, 29 Injured in Weekend Shootings

In response to recent violence, 60 churches join forces Monday with Chicago Public Schools to create a Safe Haven program

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    Antonio Davis, 14, was killed around 9 p.m. Friday during a reported drive-by shooting in Englewood.

    Another violent weekend in Chicago left 29 people injured and four killed since Friday.

    Among the youngest victims was Antonio Davis, 14, of the 800 block of South Eberhart. The boy was killed around 9 p.m. Friday during a reported drive-by shooting near South Union and West 69th Street in the Englewood neighborhood, according to police.

    Davis' family said he was walking his sister to a store when someone jumped out of a car and opened fire. His aunt said he was supposed to start school at Leo Catholic High School on a basketball scholarship.

    In another shooting around 1 a.m. Sunday, 13-year-old Tyquan Tyler was killed in the 6200 block of South Rhodes Avenue. His mother said the boy was at a party when a fight broke out.

    "They went to a party and that's what happened, I lost my 13-year-old child," said Sandra Tyler. "He was my baby."

    The violence comes as 60 churches join forces Monday with Chicago Public Schools to create a Safe Haven program designed to give kids an alternative to the streets.

    The program allows participants to not only have a safe place to learn and participate in activities, but also to engage in workshops in anger management and conflict resolution.

    As many as 2,000 kids are expected to participate in the program.