Pokémon Go shootout leaves man injured, facing charges

Police tape hangs at Gary Reese Freedom Park, where police say a shooting erupted when a man in a vehicle attempted to rob a group of people playing "Pokemon Go" early Monday, July 25, 2016, in Las Vegas. According to police, a player and the suspect shot each other and both men have non-life threatening injuries. (Brett Le Blanc/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

LAS VEGAS (KRON) — An armed man allegedly tried to rob Pokémon Go players before a shootout that left him and one player injured in Las Vegas.

On Monday, 18-year-old Elvic Campos, demanded the possessions of six people as they were playing the popular Pokemon Go game, which sends players to physical located to “catch” virtual Pokemon characters.

Campos was shot as he was demanding the players at a park east of downtown.

The two sides exchanged fire after a player, who has a concealed weapons permit, drew his own gun.

Campos was taken to jail after being treated at the hospital for a gunshot wound to the back. He is now facing charges of conspiracy, robbery, battery and assault with a deadly weapon.

A juvenile that was with Campos at the time is also facing charges.

A medical glove lies discarded on a curb at Big League Dreams park, near where police say a shooting erupted when a man in a vehicle attempted to rob a group of people playing "Pokemon Go" early Monday, July 25, 2016, in Las Vegas. According to police, a player and the suspect shot each other and both men have non-life threatening injuries. (Brett Le Blanc/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
A medical glove lies discarded on a curb at Big League Dreams park, near where police say a shooting erupted when a man in a vehicle attempted to rob a group of people playing “Pokemon Go” early Monday, July 25, 2016, in Las Vegas. According to police, a player and the suspect shot each other and both men have non-life threatening injuries. (Brett Le Blanc/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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