A little over a week ago, there was news that Pokemon GO gamers were accidentally shot when a person mistook them for burglars. Now we have another Pokemon GO-related shooting.
A 26-year old by the name of Gregory Wheeler was shot 3 times while playing the game in Linden Park. It is a tragic situation.
According to the report, Wheeler was playing the game in the park when he was approached by a 14-year old boy who said he wanted to borrow Wheeler’s phone to call his mother. Wheeler lent the boy his phone, but the boy got on a bike and ran off, with Wheeler giving chase. Sadly, he soon found himself surrounded by a group of men who punched him in the head and shot him three times. Luckily, the gunshots missed vital areas of his body and were aimed at his foot, and one in each thigh.
Wheeler is in the hospital recovering from surgery. According to prosecutor Ron O’Brien, “If you’re going to play the game, it would be wise to travel in pairs, be cognizant of your surroundings, pay attention to what time of day you are playing, use caution when alerting strangers of your future location, and do not venture into locations that would otherwise be considered dangerous.”
All good points. Stay safe out there when playing.
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