A Tennessee teen died after being shot point blank in the head during an Internet challenge. The suspect who fired the gun was taken into custody. Authorities declared that this new trend is even more dangerous compared to the Tide pods challenge.
Tennessee Teen Shot in the Head during Internet Challenge
According to the Tennessee officials, the events that ended with the death of 17-year-old teenager occurred on Thursday morning at the E’s 24-hour Café. The shooter, later identified as 21-year-old Sherman Lackland from Memphis, was inside the café with the victim and decided to play the infamous No Lacking Internet challenge.
The goal of this game is to make an unsuspecting individual draw his gun by brandishing your own. Lackland was the first one to pull his gun, probably waiting for his 17-year-old friend to do the same. Unfortunately, the weapon went off, wounding his friend in the head.
An eyewitness told the authorities about hearing a loud bang inside the café and an individual screaming atop of his lungs to another one who was lying on the floor. The authorities later arrived and took the teen to the local hospital for emergency surgery. Lackland was taken into custody.
The teen passed away later that day from the head injury he sustained. As for Lackland, during his police interview, the man declared that he didn’t mean to shoot his friend and that the handgun went off by accident.
For his stunt, the man was charged with reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, and unlawful possession of a firearm since Lackland told the authorities that he does not own a weapon permit.
The Tennessee authorities cautioned that this new Internet challenge, also known as the No Lackin’ Challenge is far more dangerous compared to other such as the Tide pods challenge.
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