17-year-old shot in the head during internet challenge
Memphis, TN —
A Tennessee teen was shot in the head during an internet challenge gone wrong.
Not many people have heard of it, but a dangerous internet challenge is gaining popularity. According to the Memphis Police Department, one of the city's latest shootings stemmed from this challenge.
It's called the "No Lackin' Challenge." On YouTube, videos of the challenge show people pulling guns on their friends and then other person pulls out a gun too. But in the videos, no one pulls the trigger.
Early Thursday morning, a 17-year-old was shot in the head at E's cafe on Union Avenue in Memphis.
According to an affidavit, 21-year-old Sherman Lackland was sitting in a booth with two people he knew, playing the "No Lackin' Challenge" when Lackland reportedly accidentally shot his friend.
After the shooting, a witness said Lackland was visibly upset and distraught.
"He started grabbing him and telling him to get up and then he was kind of mad and was swinging stools and stuff," Thomas Fitzpatrick said.
Lackland is now facing charges, including aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. He's also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon.