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Armed suspect shot after trying to rob Pokemon Go players

Posted: 9:06 PM, Jul 25, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-26 10:06:21Z
An armed man was shot and killed in Las Vegas after attempting to rob a group of people playing Pokemon Go.
 
The gunman was reportedly with an accomplice at the time of the incident, which involved a group of six people playing the popular new phone app, Time reports.
 
 
The group was at Big League Dreams park just after 4 a.m. Monday when an unidentified man – accompanied by the underage driver of an SUV -- pulled up and demanded their possessions at gunpoint.
 
That’s when one of the players, who apparently has a concealed weapons permit, pulled out his gun and both sides exchanged fire, officials said.
 
One Pokemon Go player, as well as the would-be robber, were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, Las Vegas police spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said, Time.com reported. The player was shot in the stomach, while the suspect took a gunshot wound to the back. Charges against the suspect and his accomplice were not immediately available.
 
It isn’t the first instance of dangerous Pokemon Go-related cases. In Missouri, four teenagers were arrested earlier this month for using the game to lure and rob people.