Over $800,000 Raised For Funeral Of 5-Year-Old Shot In Head In Front Of Sisters

Over $800,000 Raised For Funeral Of 5-year-old Shot In Head In Front Of Sisters

More than $800,000 was raised for the funeral of Cannon Hinnant, the 5-year-old that got shot in front of his sisters.

The tragic and unjust death of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant has shocked the nation, and people are demanding justice.

Little Cannon was riding a bicycle outside his home in Wilson, North Carolina.

However, 25-year-old Darius Sessoms approached him, held a gun to his head and shot him.

over 0,000 raised for funeral of 5-year-old shot in head in front of sisters

The horrifying ordeal happened in front of the 5-year-old's two sisters, aged seven and eight.

The young boy, who was due to start kindergarten, was rushed to the hospital but sadly died.

Following the shooting, authorities arrested Sessoms, who lived next door to Cannon's father and charged him with first-degree murder.

over 0,000 raised for funeral of 5-year-old shot in head in front of sisters

A witness to the shooting, Doris Lybrand, reported seeing Sessoms running outside and placing a gun to the child's head.

He then allegedly shot the child before running back inside.

Lybrand said:

"My first reaction was he's playing with the kids. For a second, I thought, 'That couldn't happen.' People don't run across the street and kill kids."

Speaking to news outlets, Cannon's father, Austin Hinnant, said he and Sessoms had been neighbors for eight years.


He added:

"There wasn't anything between me and him, any bad blood whatsoever, for him to have a reason to do this."

In the wake of Cannon's death, his grandmother, Gwen Hinnant, set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for his funeral.

The target for the fundraiser was $5,000.

However, people from all over the world contributed an incredible $813,000 at the time of writing.


The GoFundMe page reads:

"This precious angel was playing outside with his siblings when he was murdered."

"He was merely doing what he would do any other day: That's playing with his sisters, riding his bike, doing what kids do and all of the innocence that comes with being a child."

"This family has faced unimaginable pain because of this senseless act of violence."

"We are asking for your donations to assist with anything needed for expenses related to his services."


"We offer our sincerest appreciation in this extremely difficult time. #justice for Cannon."

over 0,000 raised for funeral of 5-year-old shot in head in front of sisters

The grandma also said that she had permission from Cannon's parents to set up the fundraiser.

People have since taken to social media with the hashtag #SayHisName to raise awareness of Cannon's story and to criticize the national media for not covering it.

One person tweeted:

"I can't stop thinking about what happened to Cannon, an innocent child murdered right in front of his sisters in front of their home."


"Why isn't this national news? Where is the justice for Cannon?"

Rest in peace Cannon.