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Las Vegas Gunman Tries to Rob Pokemon Go Player – and Gets Shot

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a gunman tried to rob a group of people playing the Pokemon Go game at a Las Vegas park, so a player pulled a firearm and the two shot each other.

Police Lt. David Gordon says both men had non-life threatening injuries after the eruption of gunfire at Freedom Park, near North Pecos Road and East Washington Avenue just after 4 a.m. Monday.

Gordon says an armed man drove up to six people playing the popular cellphone game, which sends players to physical locations to “catch” virtual Pokemon characters.

The suspect demanded money and possessions at gunpoint early Monday, and one of the Pokemon players drew his own gun.

The player was shot once and taken to a hospital. A man believed to be the suspect also appeared at the hospital with gunshot wounds. It wasn’t clear if he has been arrested yet.

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