It was a typical dusky evening in Wilson, North Carolina, as 5-year-old, Cannon Hinnant, a white child, was playing in the neighborhood street outside of his home with his 7-year-old and 8-year-old siblings.
But considering what was about to unfold, there was nothing typical at all this Sunday evening. Without provocation, a neighbor, 25-year-old Darius N. Sessoms came rushing out of his house straight toward the unsuspecting child.
Hinnant’s siblings watched in horror as the black man yanked a gun out of the waist of his trousers, placed it against their brother’s head, and pulled the trigger. The entire incident took only several moments before a young innocent life was ended.
The young child was rushed by first responder’s to Wilson Medical Center, but it was too late to save him. Cannon Hinnant was pronounced dead on arrival, as the boy’s body was covered with a clean white hospital sheet.
A neighbor, Doris Lambrant, happened to be looking outside and witnessed the entire event. She said she saw Sessoms run out of his house as he went straight towards the boy, slam the gun to his head, and kill him in an execution-style manner. Lambrant said the man then immediately fled back into his own home.
“My first reaction was he’s playing with the kids,” Lambrant said. “For a second I thought, ‘That couldn’t happen.’ People don’t run across the street and kill kids.”
At first, not believing her own eyes, she said the situation became all too real when she witnessed the horror on the father’s face as he came running out of his home to witness the horrific scene that took his youngest child’s life. It’s impossible to even imagine the father’s thoughts at this particular moment.
Sessoms, who temporarily went into hiding, upon his return home, was dragged from his house by authorities and was taken into custody. The man was charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail in the Wilson County jail.
A cousin of the family, Christina Prezioso, immediately set up a GoFundMe page which has thus far raised $5,577 to help with burial expenses. An expense no parent should ever have to be forced to contend with.
Prezioso stated, “A beautiful 5-year-old baby boy riding his bicycle was shot by his neighbor point-blank in Wilson NC.”
“One minute he is enjoying his life, the next it all ends because he rode into his neighbor’s yard,” she wrote on the GoFundMe page. “5 years old guys!! Nothing prepares a parent for the loss of their child. No child should ever have their future stolen from them. As of now, the person involved is still hiding like the coward he is. Prayers that he is found soon and justice can begin. I am starting this GoFundMe to help with funeral expenses and any help along the way for both Cannon’s mother & father with permission. If you can help in any way please do.”
What’s odd about this is how Sessoms had a good neighborly relationship with the boys’ father and was always friendly. Though no motive for the senseless killing has as of yet been determined, it can rightfully be assumed that the recent turmoil in America, fueled by Black Lives Matter, may eventually come into play.
This has not yet been cited as the reason, but it cannot be denied how the radicalization of once peaceful citizens has taken place, and how it continues to. With such widespread dissemination by the liberal media, it’s easy to see how someone who once thought America had overcome racism centuries ago, may have changed their long-founded opinions.
BLM is a persuasive Marxist led organization, and its outreach grows stronger every day. And while it is still too early to know what Sessoms’s motivation was without his full confession, something turned this once friendly black neighbor, residing in a predominantly white neighborhood, into a savage killing machine.
This terrible tragedy that stole the life of a young white child, was certainly no accident. What are your opinions about this?