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Woman playing Pokémon Go is shot and killed after venturing into wrong area of town

Woman who was playing Pokémon Go is shot and killed after venturing into wrong area of town and witnessing robbery

  • Detectives are investigating a robbery tied to a fatal New Mexico shooting
  • Cayla Campos, 21, was playing Pokémon Go with her boyfriend when the two witnessed a robbery being committed in an Albuquerque park on Saturday
  • When Campos tried to leave the scene, multiple shots were fired into her car
  • She crashed into a nearby home after she was struck in the back of the head

A young woman who was playing Pokémon Go on her phone ended up being shot and killed after witnessing a robbery while playing the game.  

Cayla Campos, 21, was with her boyfriend, Sidney, on Friday night near Bianchetti Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Campos spotted two people in the area robbing someone who was sitting in their car. 

As she turned around to drive away, a number of shots were fired into her own vehicle according to KRQE.

She was hit by one of the bullets in the back of her neck and ended up crashing her car into an empty home. She later died from her injuries.

Cayla Campos, 21, was playing Pokémon Go with her boyfriend when the two witnessed a robbery being committed in an Albuquerque park

When Campos tried to leave the scene, multiple shots were fired into her car. She was pictured on surveillance footage fleeing in the vehicle

When Campos tried to leave the scene, multiple shots were fired into her car. She was pictured on surveillance footage fleeing in the vehicle

She crashed into a nearby home after she was struck in the back of the head

She crashed into a nearby home after she was struck in the back of the head

No one has yet been arrested in connection with the killing and police are asking for the public’s help in identifying possible suspects.

In a Facebook post, Campos’s father called his daughter a ‘very special person’ who was ‘murdered in cold blood.’

‘You’ll never leave my mind baby! I don’t know how to live without you,’ her father wrote in the heart-breaking message. 

Campos’s cousin said she was the ‘sister I never had’ who was ‘so beautiful and kind and loving.’

Cayla Campbell is pictured with father Carl. He called his daughter a 'very special person' who was 'murdered in cold blood.'

Cayla Campbell is pictured with father Carl. He called his daughter a ‘very special person’ who was ‘murdered in cold blood.’

It appears that Campos was in the wrong side of town when she was shot and in an area she would never have normally visited were it not for the game

It appears that Campos was in the wrong side of town when she was shot and in an area she would never have normally visited were it not for the game

‘I don’t understand and I’m so sad and I’m angry and I wish you [were] still here,’ her cousin wrote. ‘My heart is broken, and that’s an understatement. We were supposed to go on so many more adventures.’

It appears that Campos was in the wrong side of town when she was shot and in an area she would never have normally visited were it not for the game.

Players in Pokémon Go are encouraged to walk around and explore their real-life communities.  

The game recommends people play in local parks but players are encouraged to ‘use their own judgment about which parts of the city or countryside they feel safe going to at various times of day or night,’ the game states. 

Campos, 21, was with her boyfriend on Friday night near Bianchetti Park in Albuquerque

Campos, 21, was with her boyfriend on Friday night near Bianchetti Park in Albuquerque

Cayla Campbell is pictured with her parents, mom, Gayla, left, and dad, Carl, right

Cayla Campbell is pictured with her parents, mom, Gayla, left, and dad, Carl, right

Players in Pokémon Go are encouraged to walk around and explore their real-life communities. The game even recommends that people visit local parks

Players in Pokémon Go are encouraged to walk around and explore their real-life communities. The game even recommends that people visit local parks 



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