College Baseball Player Murdered While Playing ‘Pokemon Go’
A 20-year-old college baseball player was shot and killed in San Francisco over the weekend while playing ‘Pokemon Go’ in a local park.
Calvin Riley, who pitched for San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif., was shot to death late Saturday night by an unknown gunman while playing the popular mobile game with a friend at Aquatic Park near the famous Fisherman’s Wharf.
According to reports, the attack appeared to be random.
“There was nothing said back and forth,” family friend John Kirby told KGO-TV. “It was just senseless, just came up and shot in the back and ran away for nothing.”
According to Kirby, Riley and his friend saw someone watching them from the top of a hill, but they were playing the game, so they were absorbed in their cellphones.
Calvin was ahead of his friend, according to Riley, who said the friend witnessed the end of the attack.
“Then when the friend came around a corner he heard a gunshot, saw his friend fall, and whoever did it ran away and possibly got into a car,” Kirby told KGO-TV said.
While some ‘Pokemon Go’ players have fallen victim to robberies, the suspect didn’t take any of Riley’s possessions after he shot him to death at the ‘Poke stop.’
A GoFundMe account has been setup for Riley’s family to cover funeral expenses. It has already raised nearly $45,000 in a single day.