Man Shot Dead While Playing Pokémon Go

/ 8 years ago

Man Shot Dead While Playing Pokémon Go

A 20-year-old man was shot and killed while playing Pokémon Go in San Francisco over the weekend. Calvin Riley was apparently murdered while playing the popular mobile game with friends in Aquatic Park on Saturday night (6th August).

“A friend said Riley and a friend noticed someone suspicious watching them from the top of a hill that overlooks the park,” local station KGO-TV reported, “but it was dark and they were looking down most of the time as they looked at their cellphones.”

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

“There was a large group of people playing Pokémon and then his buddy started playing, as well. Calvin got a little bit ahead of his friend and kind of went around a corner,” 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.”

“Well it’s definitely a tragedy. I mean this a place for people to have fun and recreate and we want people to feel safe and be happy in our parks,” Lynn Cullivan, National Park Service Management Assistant, said.

San Francisco Police Department are still investigating the crime.

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