The incident occurred at a park in Las Vegas at around four in the morning, when an SUV drove up alongside a group of players who were playing Pokémon GO.
While Pokémon GO draws a lot of people together, it can also lead to players being targeted by criminals. In the latest attempt to rob players, one Pokémon GO player took action to defend himself.
The incident occurred at a park in Las Vegas at around four in the morning, when an SUV drove up alongside a group of players who were playing Pokémon GO. A man inside the SUV demanded the players’ belongings, holding a gun on the players. At least one player in the Pokémon GO group owned a weapon himself and a concealed weapons permit, and he retrieved his weapon. A shootout between the player and gunman commenced, leaving one Pokémon GO player and the armed robber with non-fatal injuries.
The two injured people have both been hospitalized, and charges will be pressed against the underage driver of the SUV as well as the armed robber. According to the initial report, it’s unclear whether the Pokémon GO player who was injured is the one who pulled a gun, or if it was another member of the group.
Source: Associated Press
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