Delta College Pitcher Shot, Killed While Playing Pokemon Go in San Francisco

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A 20-year-old man was shot dead while playing Pokemon Go in San Francisco over the weekend.

Friends FOX40 spoke with were saddened and shocked by the news.

“There’s like no bad things to say about him, like, he always was, like, there to talk and he was… always had a smile. I don’t think I ever saw him frown once,” said Katelyn Traut, a friend of the victim.

It was Calvin Riley’s infectious smile that his friends loved and his humor that put his teammates in a good mood, but it’s how the Delta College pitcher died that has broken hearts.

"Playing Pokemon down in the square there, and then next thing you know he’s dead. I mean it’s just unbelievable. I can’t believe this would happen,” Coach Reed Peters of Delta College said.

FOX40 spoke with Riley's friends at Delta College in Stockton on Monday. They said Riley, who lived in the Bay Area, was playing the popular game Pokemon Go at the Aquatic Park in San Francisco on Saturday night.

According to authorities, an unknown gunman shot the 20-year-old in the chest.

"For that to happen, it’s just a crazy situation,” Traut said.

Friends said Riley had aspirations to join the Major Leagues, a young man whose bright future was cut short.

"He had a 90-mile an hour fastball, and a very good curve ball, and a great work ethic so his best years were definitely in front of him,” the coach said.

Authorities have not released a motive nor suspect information in this killing. School is back in session in two weeks and friends said it will be a hard time for all of them knowing Calvin Riley won’t be here. They are planning on making t-shirts and bracelets in honor of the pitcher.


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