First Pokemon Go related death

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Pokémon GO was released earlier this month, alot of different akward story’s have been spread out, but deaths that involved Pokémon GO have been unheard of until now. According to The Independent, a teenager in Guatemala was ambushed and killed while playing Pokémon GO with his cousin. According to the police, it still is not clear why they were attacked, but they speculate that the attackers used the GPS capabilities of the phone to locate them. Police located twenty bullet casings at the scene of the crime and are now looking for a van that left shortly after the incident.

The victim’s mother told officials that he had left the house to go out and play the game with his cousin.

“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.” — Victim’s Mother

This incident seems to be the first death related to Pokémon GO. With the sheer amount of people playing the mobile game, there were bound to be incidents like this that would happen. We’ll report more on the incident as more details arise.