18 year old dies playing Pokémon Go and becomes game's first death

Real death from a virtual game.
18 year old has been shot dead while playing virtual game Pokémon Go

An 18 teenager has died after being shot while breaking into a house while playing Pokémon GO.

It was reported that 18 year old Jerson Lopez de Leon, who hails from Guatemala was playing the game with his cousin Daniel Moises Picen, 17, when they broke into a home in Chiquimula in mindless pursuit of the elusive virtual animal.

Reports claim that teenager Leon was then shot dead, while  his cousin Picen was shot and badly injured.

Police say that they are looking for the occupants of an agricultural van seen racing from the scene.

If local reports are correct, it could be the first death caused by the wildly popular augmented reality game.

Authorities have been reporting several Pokémon GO incidents from around the world.

A driver was fined in Stourbridge, West Midlands, for playing at the wheel.

In a separate incident, two Pokémon GO players were shot at by a homeowner in Florida after being mistaken for burglars.

As the Pokémon Go gets even more popular, it is almost certain that the game's hypnotic rave will only lead to more incidents.

18 year old dies playing Pokémon Go and becomes game's first death 18 year old dies playing Pokémon Go and becomes game's first death Reviewed by Nelson Storm on July 21, 2016 Rating: 5

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