A 20-year-old man was shot and killed while playing Pokémon Go near San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Calvin Riley was shot about 10 PM Saturday in Aquatic Park while walking on the promenade along the water and playing the popular cellphone game. The shooter did not take any property or attempt to rob him.
Investigators are still puzzled as to what led to the murder. No witnesses are believed to have seen the gunman. Police are viewing footage from surveillance cameras in the area, which may reveal the killer’s identity.
Riley was from San Mateo, Calif., where he graduated from Junipero Serra High School last year. He was studying kinesiology and playing on the college’s baseball team, according to the school website.
His cousin Gabriel Morales wrote that the family learned early Sunday morning that Riley had died,
“You had all the mechanics, talent and dedication to make your dreams a reality. I wish I got to talk to you one more time. I would’ve told you how much I loved you and missed you…”
It’s unclear if the shooting was related to Pokémon Go, which uses a player’s smartphone camera and GPS technology to guide him to real locations to “collect” Pokemon, or “pocket monsters,” in real locations.
Officials are asking that anyone who was in the park around the time of the killing to come forward. Witnesses can call the U.S. Park Police tip line at 415-561-5150. (via L.A. Times)