A horrible, brutal murder happened over the weekend in Wilson, North Carolina, where a 25-year-old man ran out of his home and over to his neighbors, where their 5-year-old was playing in the street. The man pulled out a gun and shot the 5-year-old in the head, killing him in front of his two siblings who were in the front yard and witnessed it all:
Here’s more from The Blaze:
Cannon Hinnant was playing outside his father’s house on the dusky summer evening when their neighbor — 25-year-old Darius N. Sessoms — charged Cannon, produced a handgun, and shot him in the head.
The child’s seven-year-old and eight-year-old siblings witnessed the murder.
First responders came to the scene and transported the little boy to Wilson Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Doris Labrant, a neighbor, said she witnessed Sessoms running up to Cannon, putting the gun to his head, and firing the weapon before fleeing the scene into his own home.
She couldn’t believe her eyes.
“My first reaction was he’s playing with the kids,” she recalled. “For a second I thought, ‘That couldn’t happen.’ People don’t run across the street and kill kids.”
Labrant said the situation became all too real when she saw the child’s father react to the horrific scene.
Authorities took Sessoms into custody on Monday night and charged him with first-degree murder.
He is being held in the Wilson County Jail without bond.
In the video above from WRAL they note that the Sessoms was just over at the home eating dinner on Saturday and was at the home again on Sunday, which just adds to the horror of brutal murder. Police are saying the shooting was definitely not an accident, but haven’t said why it happened.
There was a GoFundMe page which raised over $5k thus far, but it has been disabled by the owner, who wrote on Facebook:
I have alot of people sending me messages about wanting to continue sending donations for Cannon Blake Hinnant. The GoFundMe is paused and it takes a few days for the funds to be released. Over $5000.00 were raised to help with funeral arrangements🙌. All of you that are asking how to donate, i contacted Shingleton Funeral Home. They said you can call them and make your donation over the phone with a debit credit card. This way is alot easier to hurry and get the funds straight to the funeral home without any fees from GoFundMe & a waiting period. The Number to Shingleton Funeral home is 252-243-3148, if you are in the area or a business that I have spoken to, they also accept checks if you would like to go by there. Sweetest lady on the other end of the phone. Thank you all for supporting this family and keeping Cannon in your thoughts and prayers. As a parent I cant imagine what they are going through, but I know that seeing the support they have received is greatly appreciated. Thank you to everyone that donated and shared.