Motive unknown in Aquatic Park slaying
Investigators are searching for possible witnesses to the fatal shooting of a man who was playing the popular “Pokemon Go” smartphone game at San Francisco’s Aquatic Park over the weekend.
San Mateo resident Calvin Riley was found suffering a gunshot wound to his torso shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday at Aquatic Park near Ghirardelli Square, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Lynn Cullivan, a spokesman for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, today said U.S. Park Police have no suspect description or motive in the case.
There were no surveillance cameras in the area of the shooting, Cullivan said.
While the area is usually quiet at night, Cullivan said investigators are hoping that someone who was in the area might have seen or heard something relevant.
Any possible witnesses who were in the area between 9 and 10 p.m. should call the U.S. Park Police tip line at (415) 561-5150, Cullivan said.
Riley moved to the Bay Area from Lowell, Massachusetts, and 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 cousin from Massachusetts, Gabriel Antonio Morales, set up a GoFundMe page to help Riley’s family with expenses that had already surpassed its goal of $45,000 as of this afternoon.
The GoFundMe page can be found at https://www.gofundme.com/27ch3rek.