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A teenager has been shot dead while playing Pokemon Go – in the first reported death linked to the smash hit augmented reality game.
Jerson Lopez de Leon, who was 18, was ambushed and died after being shot while he was playing the game with cousin Daniel Moises Picen, 17 in Guatemala.
Local media report that the police said it was possible the two had been targeted via the app – with attackers possibly using Pokemon to lure the pair into an ambush.
Nearly 20 bullet casings were found at the scene in Chiquimula – and
Jerson’s mother, Rosalinda, said, ‘I don’t know why my son left the house. He was already in bed when his cousin sent him a message asking him to go out and download a game a few blocks from the house.’
Local media reports that Leon was shot dead while Picen was wounded.