Wilson police warn public of false information circulating online about shooting death of 5-year-old boy
Wilson Police warned the public that there is misinformation spreading online about the death of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant.Posted — Updated
The police said there has been a fake Facebook account set up to look like the Wilson Police Department's account that is spreading false information about Hinnant. Family members say that Cannon Hinnant was playing outside his father's house when he was shot in the head by the family's neighbor.
The police department has warned the public twice now about these fraudulent social media posts.
The fake post claims that the parents of Hinnant are lying about the events that took place before and during Hinnant's death.
The police department is urging people to report these false posts to Facebook in an effort to slow the spread of misinformation.
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