NOT on CNN: Five-Year-Old Boy is Shot Dead at Point Blank Range by Neighbour, 25, as He Rides Bike in His Own Front Yard in Front of His Two Sisters, 8 and 7

North Carolina police charged Darius Sessoms, 25, Monday with the murder of five-year-old Cannon Hinnant

by Frances Mulraney

North Carolina police have charged a neighbor with the murder of a five-year-old boy who was riding a bike in his own yard when he was shot at point blank range on Sunday evening.

Darius Sessoms, 25, was taken into custody by Wilson police around 24 hours after he allegedly approached Cannon Hinnant in front of the young boy’s father’s house at 5:30pm and shot him in the head.

Hinnant’s seven-year-old and eight-year-old sisters witnessed the killing, their mother told WRAL.

Sessoms lived next door to the family, and the killing is not believed to be random. Neighbors claim he had dinner with Hinnant’s father Austin on Friday and had been over at the house earlier on Sunday.

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