Legal Gun-Toting Pokemon Go Player Defends Friends – Shoots Back At Armed Robberspokemon-go-impressions-lead-100669278-large
A shootout occurred in Las Vegas on Monday after an underage driver and his armed gunman attempted to rob a group of Pokemon Go Players until one of the gamers pulled out his own gun.
Early Monday morning around 4am local time at Gary Reese Freedom Park in Las Vegas, the underage driver and gunman pulled up to the Pokemon Go players in an SUV and demanded they hand over all of their property on them.
One of the six Pokemon Go players that were traveling together was also carrying a gun on him since he owned a concealed carry permit. He pulled out the weapon and the two people shot at one another. One of the Pokemon Go players was shot in the stomach and the robber was hospitalized with a non-life threatening injury, according to Las Vegas Police Department spokeswoman Laura Meltzer.
Police say that both the underage driver and the suspect were arrested.
According to several Facebook users that play Pokemon Go, Gary Reese Freedom Park is a hotbed for Pokemon Go players looking to catch a Pokemon known as “Magikarp.”
This is the latest in Pokemon Go involved robberies. A few days after the release of Pokemon Go, four teens were arrested in Missouri for armed robberies after luring victims to certain Pokemon Go locations. Several other robberies have occurred across the nation.