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In 'No Lackin' Challenge,' Teen Shot in Head by Friend

In 'No Lackin' Challenge,' Teen Shot in Head by Friend
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By    |   Monday, 29 January 2018 02:59 PM

A 17-year-old boy became a victim to the "no lackin'" internet challenge when he was shot in the head by his friend in a Memphis restaurant on Thursday during the dinner rush. 

In the challenge, teens and young adults pull a gun on each other and film the response as a test of firearm readiness. No shots are supposed to be fired during the challenge. 

Sherman Lackland, 21, was arrested and now faces charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and unlawful possession of a weapon after the incident, in which the gun accidentally went off during the challenge when the two were eating with a group of friends.

According to WREG, the 17-year-old was shot in the head when the gun went off. A doctor was in the restaurant and gave immediate aid to the victim, and he was taken to the hospital across the street, where he is still in critical condition.

“Such stupidity. Anybody could get hurt,” restaurant manager Ron Eanes said, WREG reported. “People that don’t know how to use guns don’t need to have guns.”

No one else was hurt in the incident. 

The "no lackin'" challenge was started in the Chicago area and seems to be prevalent in areas with a lot of crime or gang activity, the Daily Mail reported

Twitter commented on the absurdity of the challenge.

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