Police have 25-yr-old man in custody after 5-yr-old boy gets shot dead – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Police have 25-yr-old man in custody after 5-yr-old boy gets shot dead




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A five-year-old white boy has been brutally executed by an adult black man who shot the child at point blank range as he rode his bicycle outside his house.

Cannon Hinnit was shot at around 5:30 PM as he cycled in his own neighbourhood in Wilson, North Carolina by 25-year-old Darius Sessoms who was charged by police with First Degree mURDER after initially fleeing the scene following the shooting.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Hinnant’s family. The page reads, “A beautiful 5 year old baby boy riding his bicycle was shot by his neighbour point blank in Wilson, NC. One minute he is enjoying his life, the next it all ends because he rode into his neighbour’s yard.” WITN news reported.

There have been fears on social media that the killing could spark racial animosity and US and international media who have extensively and sympathetically reported on the Black Lives Matter movement for months have paid little attention to the atrocity.

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