Deadly Social Media Challenge Ends with a Teen Shot in the Head


Authorities in Memphis, Tennessee, have reported that a deadly social media challenge left a teen in critical condition after suffering a gunshot wound to the head.

The shooting happened when three people in a cafe attempted the “No Lackin Challenge,” where two people draw guns on each other without pulling the trigger, according to WMC-TV.

But an affidavit says Sherman Lackland, 21, unintentionally fired his weapon. The bullet struck the other participant, 17, in the head.

“A real loud bang, then I see the guy across from him fall in the floor,” Thomas Fitzpatrick recalled to WMC-TV.

Charges against Lackland include aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Sources tell us YouTube has since taken steps to remove videos related to the No Lackin Challenge, even shutting down channels where these videos were common.