College baseball player killed playing Pokemon Go
A college baseball player was fatally shot at San Francisco’s Aquatic Park while playing Pokemon Go Saturday night, according to his friends and family.
San Mateo resident Calvin Riley was found suffering a gunshot wound to his torso at 9:51 p.m. in the Aquatic Park near Ghirardelli Square, according to police. He was pronounced dead there.
Police have released few details about the shooting and have not identified any suspects.
Riley had moved to the Bay Area from Lowell, Massachusetts. He graduated from Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo in 2015, the school confirmed in a Facebook post.
Since then, he attended San Joaquin Delta College, where he played for the school’s baseball team, according to the school. In addition to his parents, he leaves behind a younger brother and sister.
A childhood friend from Massachusetts, Gabriel Antonio Morales, set up a GoFundMe page to help Riley’s family with expenses that had raised nearly $27,000 as of this afternoon.
“You left me for California a couple years back. When you moved I balled [sic] my eyes out. Now what? You had the world in the palm of your hands!” Morales wrote.
“I know you moved out there to pursue your dreams of one day making it to the league and you had all the mechanics, talent and dedication to make your dreams a reality. But all that was taken by a coward who wanted to shoot up a Poké stop,” he wrote.
The GoFundMe page is available at https://www.gofundme.com/27ch3rek