Police warn of fake posts about Cannon Hinnant’s death
WILSON, N.C. (WITN/WMBF) - The Wilson Police Department is warning the public about fake posts circulating on social media, providing false information about 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant’s death.
Officials say they have been made aware of a lot of posts that are not true, even though they might look like a press release.
Some posts mention suspending the GoFundMe page set up for the Hinnant family. In addition, fraudulent press releases attributed to the Wilson Police Department have been circulating.
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Cannon Hinnant, 5, was shot to death in his father’s front yard last week.
His 25-year-old neighbor, Darius Sessoms, has been charged with first-degree murder.
He is being held without bond.
The Wilson Police Department wants your help in reporting these fake press releases to Facebook when you see them so they can be removed.
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