Mainstream news networks CNN, MSNBC, ABC and CBS have completely ignored the story of Cannon Hinnant, a 5-year-old boy who was shot in the head by an African-American male in North Carolina, with search queries on all of their websites returning no results.
Hinnant was brutally gunned down by 25-year-old felon Darius Nathaniel Sessoms while riding his playing outside his house in Wilson, North Carolina for the 'crime' of riding his bike on Sessoms's property.
The shocking murder was witnessed by a neighbor and Hinnant's two young sisters, aged 8 and 7.
"I saw him just run right up to him and [he] put the gun right up to his head and shot him," neighbor Doris Labrant told WRAL.
A motive for the killing has not been established, although it was reported that, "Sessoms lives next door to Cannon's father, and a neighbor said that the two men had dinner together Saturday night and that Sessoms was at his neighbor's home earlier Sunday."
Sessoms was caught by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force, Goldsboro police and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and faces a charge of first-degree murder.
His previous rap sheet includes felony larceny of firearms, misdemeanor maintaining a place for a controlled substance and felony marijuana possession. Sessoms also has two pending counts of felony maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance
Although the story has been covered by local news networks and nationally by Fox News, it appears nowhere on the websites of the other big four national media networks.