The First Pokemon Go Murder Victim, Calvin Riley.
SAN FRANCISCO — A 20-year-old man was shot and killed Saturday night near Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, apparently while playing the online game Pokémon Go, CBS San Francisco reported.
The victim, identified by the San Francisco medical examiner’s office as San Mateo resident Calvin Riley, was shot in the chest near the city’s Aquatic Park.
Paramedics and police were called to the 900 block of North Point Street shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday night and found Riley suffering from a bullet wound to his torso. He received first aid but died, according to police.
Calvin Riley Possibly “Lured” To His Death
Luring is a part of “Pokemon Go”, and is used by businesses and even Hillary Clinton to “lure” voters to specific locations.
The details of Calvin Riley’s murder reveal someone was watching them, possibly stalking, while playing Pokemon Go.
Officers located him suffering from a bullet wound to his torso. Riley received first aid but died, according to police.
A friend said Riley and a friend noticed someone suspicious watching them from the top of a hill that overlooks the park, but it was dark and they were looking down most of the time as they looked at their cellphones.
Riley died in what friends and family are calling a random attack. “From what we know there was no confrontation. There was nothing said back and forth. It was just senseless, just came up and shot in the back and ran away for nothing,” Family friend John Kirby said.
Kirby is a close family friend. He’s speaking on behalf of the parents who are too devastated to talk. “There was a large group of people playing Pokemon and then his buddy started playing, as well. Calvin got a little bit ahead of his friend and kind of went around a corner,” he said.
Kirby said the pair noticed someone watching them. “Then when the friend came around a corner he heard a gunshot, saw his friend fall, and whoever did it ran away and possibly got into a car,” he said.