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.