Man Shot, Killed While Playing ‘Pokemon Go’ in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf
A man was shot and killed while he was playing “Pokemon Go” in a park near Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, officials said Sunday.
Calvin Riley was shot at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, in Aquatic Park, Sgt. Robert Jansing, a detective with the U.S. Park Police, told The Los Angeles Times. He was walking near the water and playing the game when he was shot.
The shooter didn’t attempt to steal anything from him or rob him. Investigators said there’s no suspect, and they don’t have a motive in the killing.
Jansing said no witnesses are believed to have seen the shooter.
Riley, a student at a San Joaquin Delta College, and a friend were playing the game along the park’s promenade. Riley wandered ahead of his friend and was shot, said family friend and spokesman for Riley’s parents John Kirby to KGO-TV.
“From what we know, there was no confrontation. There was nothing said back and forth,” Kirby said. “It was just senseless … just came up and shot in the back and ran away for nothing.”
A GoFundMe was set up by his cousin for his family.
“Due to this cruel world we live in, a part of my family was taken from us,” his cousin Gabriel Antonio Morales wrote. “When we got a call at 4:30 am saying he’s gone I thought I was having a bad dream. We’ve had too many laughs, too many memories, too many moments that I will cherish for the rest of my life.”
It’s unclear whether the shooting had anything to do with “Pokemon Go” itself, which has become a worldwide sensation.
“For no reason, he was just shot for no reason. Calvin is one of the most sincere, honest, nicest person anyone could ever meet. I don’t know why it would happen to him,” Riley’s friend Asher Abuelrous said, according to CBS San Francisco.