'No Lackin' game led to accidental shooting of 17-year-old, police say


A 17-year-old boy remains in critical condition after he was shot in the head by a friend as they played an internet game called the "No Lackin Challenge" inside a Midtown restaurant Thursday.
Videos on YouTube and the internet show the "No Lackin" game involving people pulling guns on their friends and their friends pulling guns on them, but no shots are fired. 
That wasn't the case early Thursday morning inside E's 24 Hour Cafe on Union Avenue.
Police said a 17-year-old boy was shot in the head by 21-year-old Sherman Lackland.  
Lackland was sitting in a booth at the restaurant with the victim and another friend playing the "No Lackin Challenge" when police said Lackland accidentally shot the teen in the right side of his head with a .40-caliber gun, according to an arrest affidavit.
Lackland gave police a statement and told investigators they were playing the game and the shooting was an accident. He was later arrested and charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and unlawful possession of a weapon.
The "No Lackin" challenge game has cropped up on the internet in recent years. "Lackin" is a slang word which means not having a firearm on you, according to the Urban Dictionary.  "No Lackin" means you are ready for any situation or confrontation, according to the website. 

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