Funeral Fundraiser for NC Boy Killed by Gunfire Tops $750,000
A fundraiser for the funeral expenses for a 5-year-old North Carolina boy has surpassed $750,000.
Cannon Hinnant was gunned down as he rode his bicycle in his driveway. The alleged shooter, a neighbor, has been arrested.
According to the story by KLFY, a GoFundMe account was created by Gwen Hennant, who says she is Cannon's grandmother. The goal of the fundraiser was to raise enough money to cover funeral expenses: $7,000. As of this writing, the fundraiser has raised $760,677 thanks, in part, to the story going viral across social media.
Some posts on social media have gone viral claiming that the murder was racially motivated, but Cannon's father disagrees, as he told one news outlet, "this is no racial issue".
Cannon was laid to rest this past Thursday.