Police Issue Guide To How Not To Be Murdered While Playing Pokemon Go

Police have issued a guide to how not to be shot while playing Pokemon Go - after an incident where two players were fired at by a home-owner.

A man opened fire in Florida after two young men parked near his front lawn in the hope of catching Pokemon in the game.

It’s the latest in a string of incidents including one where a young man was stabbed - but refused treatment to continue playing the hit game.

The Sheriff’s office have issued several safety tips to Pokemon Go players in the wake of the attacks.

Pokemon Go players should use common sense, be alert at all times and stay aware of your surroundings. In law enforcement, we call this situational awareness.

Watch where you are going.

Do not drive or ride your bike, skateboard, or other device while interacting with the Pokémon Go app. You cannot do both safely at the same time.

Do not trespass, go onto private property or into any area you usually would not if you weren’t playing Pokémon Go.

Understand that people can use your location to lure you to “Pokéstops” so they can victimize you.

Take a friend with you.

If you are a minor, check with a parent before going anywhere and tell an adult or law enforcement officer immediately if anything happens.

Talk to your kids about strangers and set limits on where your kids can go.

Be aware of third-party software apps claiming to enhance the gaming experience. Unfortunately, many of these apps allow access to sensitive personal data.