WILSON, N.C. — Cannon Hinnant, the 5-year-old boy who was tragically shot and killed in North Carolina last weekend, will be memorialized with a funeral Thursday and a candlelight vigil Friday night.
The shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9. When officers arrived, they found Cannon suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers and EMS immediately began performing lifesaving efforts. The boy was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
Neighbor Charlene Walburn said another neighbor told her that a man walked up to Cannon and shot him.