College Student Killed While Playing ‘Pokemon Go’ in Busy San Francisco Park

Riley (center) was a student-athlete at San Joaquin Delta Collegein Stockton
Riley (center) was a student-athlete at San Joaquin Delta Collegein Stockton

A young man playing “Pokemon Go” in a busy San Francisco park was shot to death Saturday night. Calvin Riley, a college baseball player, was killed around 10 p.m. in Aquatic Park, Sgt. Robert Jansing, a detective with the U.S. Park Police, said Sunday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“There doesn’t appear to be any outstanding motive right now,” he added, but he said the park was busy and there’s a strong chance someone may have witnessed the incident.

“From what we know there was no confrontation,” family friend John Kirby told KGO-TV. “There was nothing said back and forth. It was just senseless, just came up and shot in the back and ran away for nothing.”

Riley and his friend were part of a group playing when they noticed someone watching them, Kirby added. “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.”

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SOURCE: The Huffington Post, Willa Frej