Around 4AM Monday morning, a group of six people were in a Gary Reese Freedom Park in Las Vegas playing Pokémon Go when a robber and an underage drivers drove up demanding their money and property at gunpoint.
Little did the criminals know, one of the players had a concealed carry permit and was carrying his own firearm.
The concealed carrier pulled his own gun and both him and the criminal exchanged shots.
One member of the group was shot in the stomach and rushed to the hospital and one of the criminals was shot and was treated for a gunshot wound. It is unclear if it was a player with a concealed carry permit or another member of the group that was shot in the stomach.
The location the players were at was reported as being a “hot spot” for the Pokémon Go game. While it may be fun to play, people need to think about how criminals could also target these hotspots especially at 4AM in the morning.
Photo By Eduardo Woo