5-Year-Old Boy Shot Dead By Neighbor in Front of His Sisters


Cannon Hinnant, 5, was playing as his two sisters watched on when he allegedly rode into 25-year-old Darrius Sessoms' yard.

Sessoms' then allegedly shot Cannon in the head at "point-blank" range in front of his sisters who are seven and eight years old.

The shooting is not believed to be random, however, a motive is still unknown. Sessoms lived next door to Cannon's family and neighbors claim he had dinner with Cannon's father on Friday and was at the house earlier Sunday.

Cannon's mother said "He was just a loving kid, he had the biggest heart. It's devastating. No one should ever have to bury their child. No mother should have to go through this."

Sessoms is currently being held without bond and made his first appearance in court on Tuesday morning.

According to DailyMail

North Carolina police have charged a neighbor with the murder of a five-year-old boy who was riding a bike in his own yard when he was shot at point blank range on Sunday evening.

Darius Sessoms, 25, was taken into custody by Wilson police around 24 hours after he allegedly approached Cannon Hinnant in front of the young boy's father's house at 5:30pm and shot him in the head.

Hinnant's seven-year-old and eight-year-old sisters witnessed the killing, their mother told WRAL.

Sessoms lived next door to the family, and the killing is not believed to be random. Neighbors claim he had dinner with Hinnant's father Austin on Friday and had been over at the house earlier on Sunday.

The motive for the killing is still under investigation, but a GoFundMe established by a family member says that the young boy rode into Sessoms' yard.

'Sunday, August 9, 2020 a sweet soul named Cannon Hinnant was taken from this world over a senseless act,' it reads.

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