A GoFundMe campaign launched by an extended family member to help with 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant's funeral expenses has surpassed $400,000 in just two days.
Cannon was brutally murdered Sunday evening after 25-year-old neighbor Darius Sessoms rushed the young boy while he was riding his bike and fatally shot him in the head. Sessoms was apprehended the next day and charged with first-degree murder.
The fundraising campaign has far exceeded its projected goal of $5,000 as more than 11,000 sponsors have contributed more than $407,000 as of Friday afternoon.
An excerpt from the GoFundMe page, titled "Justice for Cannon," reads:
"On Sunday, August 9th, this precious angel was playing outside with his siblings when he was murdered. He was merely doing what he would do any other day and that's playing with his sisters, riding his bike, doing what kids do, and all the innocence that comes with being a child. This family has faced unimaginable pain because of this senseless act of violence. We are asking for your donations to assist with anything that may be needed for expenses related to his services. We offer our sincerest appreciation in this extremely difficult time."