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An 18-year old Philadelphia teen is in critical condition from shooting himself in the head after he was dared, challenging his “manhood” on the internet. According to authorities the boy thought the gun wasn’t loaded as he put it to his head and pulled the trigger.

“His manhood or his ego was challenged and he said something along the lines of ‘I’ll show you’,”  Capt. John Gallagher told the local Daily News. “He thought he was clowning around, trying to shock the other party on the Internet site.”

Police are still investigating the innocent and looking for the web instigator….

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