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'Ride on Cannon' event celebrates life of NC boy shot on bike

Posted at 11:43 PM, Sep 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-27 00:17:33-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Friends, family members and the community rallied Saturday in Chesterfield County to honor Cannon Hinnant, the 5-year-old North Carolina boy who police said was killed by his neighbor in August.

Cannon’s family members who live in Central Virginia organized the "Ride On Cannon" event for families at Harry G. Daniel Park off Iron Bridge Road in Chesterfield County.

There was live music, food trucks, a prize raffle and plenty of little ones enjoying time on their bikes.

Cannon's father, who attended the event, said it was an honor to have his son's name associated with such positivity.

"We just want to make sure this tragedy, we make something positive out of it,” Austin Hinnant said. “To shed love and light and unite with one another because that's what this world needs."

Cannon's family said they wanted the event to be an enjoyable day for all in attendance.

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