A 5 year old boy, Cannon Hinnant was shot dead by his neighbor in front of his two older sisters as he rode his bike into the neighbor’s front yard.
Cannon was playing as his two sisters watched on when he rode into 25-year-old Darrius Sessoms’ yard.
Sessoms’ then allegedly shot the youngster at “point blank” range, killing him on the spot as his terrified sisters aged seven and eight watched.
According to the Daily Mail, Sessoms was arrested and taken into custody after the incident.
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.
“A beautiful 5 year old baby boy riding his bicycle was shot by his neighbor point blank in Wilson, NC,” the Gofundme page created for Cannon read.
“One minute he is enjoying life, the next it all ends because he rode into his neighbors yard.”
“He was just a loving kid,” his mother, Bonny Waddell said.
“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 made his first apperance in court on Tuesday morning August 11.
According to the DailyMail, Sessoms was previously convicted of felony larceny of firearms in March 2016, misdemeanor maintaining a place for controlled substance in April 2016 and felony marijuana possession in November 2016.