VIDEO: Vigil being held for college baseball player shot, killed while playing Pokemon Go at San Francisco’s Aquatic Park

 

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A vigil will be held Thursday night for 20-year-old Calvin Riley, the San Mateo native who was shot and killed over the weekend while playing Pokemon go at Aquatic Park near Ghiradelli Square in San Francisco.

The vigil is happening at 6 p.m. Friends and family members will be gathering at St. Gregory’s Church to honor Riley.

His funeral is scheduled for Friday at that same church, which is on Hacienda Street in san Mateo.

According to a friend of the family, Riley was shot in the back Saturday night while playing the popular game on his phone.

Riley moved to the Bay Area from Lowell, Massachusetts, and graduated from Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo in 2015, according to school officials.

After graduation, he attended San Joaquin Delta College, where he played for the school’s baseball team.

He is survived by his parents and younger brother and sister, and was described by Serra High School officials as a loving son and a “role model” to his siblings.

U.S. Park Police have said they have no suspect description or motive in the case, and no surveillance video from the area where the shooting occurred.

Any possible witnesses who were in the area near Aquatic Park between 9 and 10 p.m. on Saturday should call the U.S. Park Police tip line at (415) 561-5150.

A GoFundMe page set up by the victim’s cousin to help the family with expenses has raised more than $65,000 so far.

The GoFundMe page can be found at https://www.gofundme.com/27ch3rek.

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