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U.S. man seriously wounded during robbery while playing Pokemon Go in Ecuador

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29:  Children play Pokemon Go in Central Park as Pokemon Go craze hits New York City on July 29, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29: Children play Pokemon Go in Central Park as Pokemon Go craze hits New York City on July 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)  (2016 Getty Images)

Ecuadorean police said Tuesday that robbers shot and seriously wounded a U.S. man as he was playing Pokeman Go in a park in the coastal city of Guayaquil.

The victim, Mitchell Cleve Williams, had come to the South American country recently to marry an Ecuadorean woman, police said. He was playing the game at a park Sunday night when two youths approached him and demanded his cellphone. When he resisted, they shot him.

The 35-year-old was reported in serious condition at a hospital in Guayaquil.

Police said they couldn't give the man's hometown and the U.S. Embassy declined to comment.

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