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Boy, 5, riding bike in yard is ‘shot dead at point blank range by neighbor’ in front of his sisters

A LITTLE boy was allegedly shot dead by his neighbor in front of his two terrified young sisters as he cycled in his own front yard.

Cannon Hinnant, 5, was playing as his two sisters watched on when he allegedly rode into 25-year-old Darrius Sessoms’ yard.

Sessoms’ then allegedly shot the youngster at “point blank” range.

Cannon’s sisters, aged seven and eight witnessed the shooting.

Sessoms was taken into custody approximately 24 hours after he allegedly shot Cannon Hinnant in the head, the Daily Mail reported.

The shooting is not believed to be random, however a motive is still unknown.

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.

According to a GoFundMe, Cannon rode into Sessoms yard when riding his bike.

“A beautiful 5 year old baby boy riding his bicycle was shot by his neighbor point blank in Wilson, NC,” it read. “One minute he is enjoying life, the next it all ends because he rode into his neighbors yard.”

Cannon was set to start kindergarten on Monday, the Daily Mail reported.

“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 is currently being held without bond and made his first apperance in court on Tuesday morning.

The neighbor 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.

According to his family, Cannon loved his bikes, siblings, animals and being outside.

“He always had a smile on his face,” his grandmother said. “I can see him right now. Beautiful soul. He wasn’t scared of anything. He was very courageous.

On Monday, the town’s Mayor paid tribute to Cannon and said his heart broke after revealing he had a five year old child as well.

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