The college baseball pitcher who was reportedly shot to death Saturday in San Francisco while reportedly playing Pokemon Go near a fisherman’s wharf, has been identified, police said.
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The victim, 20-year-old Calvin Riley, was shot in the chest just before 10 p.m. at Aquatic Park near Ghirardelli Square and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Riley graduated from San Mateo’s Junipero Serra High School and was a baseball pitcher at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton.
Family friend John Kirby said they were devastated.
“Calvin got a few steps ahead of his buddy,” Kirby said. “He went around the corner, and his buddy heard gunshots. It seems to be a random act of violence – for no reason.”
Investigators on Sunday said the suspect is still at large and they were still trying to piece together how it happened.
“U.S. park police are on alert,” said Lynn Cullivan of the National Park Service. “They will be paying close attention to this area. They do patrol it regularly. … Like we say, this was an unusual occurrence, and we will do everything we can to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
Kirby remembered Riley as someone who liked to build people up.
“He always had positive things to say about everyone,” Kirby said. “Amazing work ethic, great baseball player and represented Serra High School very well.”
Though the park police could not confirm that Riley was playing Pokemon Go when he was gunned down a Go Fund Me page set up in Riley’s honor, claims he was playing the popular game on his phone at the time of the shooting.
No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.