Man Playing Pokemon Go Shot And Killed In San Francisco

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On Saturday night, a man playing Pokemon Go was shot and killed in San Francisco's Aquatic Park. According to the San Francisco Examiner, the victim has been identified as a twenty-year-old college baseball player named Calvin Riley.

Riley was shot in the torso, and despite receiving first aid, he unfortunately passed away from his wound. No suspect has been identified or arrested in the shooting, and no motive has been revealed for the shooting.

According to FOX news, the shooter did not attempt to rob Riley, and it was unclear if the attack has anything to do with Pokemon Go. There have been previous reports of Pokemon Go players being robbed or attacked, as they were preoccupied with the game.


A member of Riley's family has set up a Go Fund Me page to raise money for Riley's funeral expenses. The Go Fund Me page notes that Riley was shot randomly while playing Pokemon Go and "taken by a coward who wanted to shoot up a poké stop."