Family and friends of Cannon Hinnant, the boy who was shot dead in the head for riding his bike into neighbor’s yard, gathered to honor his life.
The 5-year-old resident from Wilson, North Carolina was playing with his sisters when the shocking ordeal took place.
Meanwhile, his loved ones gathered together on Tuesday, to honor the brave little boy’s life. For many, the tragic incident is just too much to bear. Moreover, the news of his passing away sent shockwaves around the globe too.
A total of 100 cars filled a funeral home’s parking lot, as well as other nearby locations. It wasn’t a surprise to find strangers too, alongside family members and friends, all gathered for one tragic reason. They attempted to provide a leaning shoulder for Cannon’s family during such a distressing time.
Cannon’s grandfather, Merrill Race, spoke to news reporters at ABC11. Over there, he expressed his great grief regarding the traumatizing ordeal. Moreover, he termed Cannon as a ‘beautiful kid’ who enjoyed playing outside.
On the other hand, Cannon’s stepfather also stepped in to explain his pain. He expressed how he helped in raising the young boy himself, alongside his wife Bonny.
For them, he meant the world, just like all other kids that he raised. Likewise, he went on explaining how he received the dreadful 911 phonecall on August 9. The fact that little Cannon was allegedly shot by his neighbor, was just a lot of trauma for anyone to bear. Needless to say, it literally shook him to the core.
Parker says, “When I received the call, I was on my way, riding down the road. And I just suddenly blacked out, couldn’t even think for a few seconds. It literally took me a minute to register it all in.”
The young child’s death received a lot of attention, both nationally and internationally. A lot of people are using hashtags to mark his tragic death. They are sending prayers, beautiful words of encouragement, and even monetary donations.
Meanwhile, Darius Sessoms is currently serving time in jail on a ‘no bond’ clause while facing charges for first-degree murder. At the same time, police officials still haven’t revealed the exact motive behind the killing.