‘Pokemon Go’ Player Shot at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf

Man was gunned down for no apparent reason

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A man playing “Pokemon Go” by San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf was shot and killed Saturday night.

According to the LA Times, Calvin Riley was playing the popular game at Aquatic Park near Ghirardelli Square when he was gunned down. The suspect didn’t attempt to rob the 20-year-old and didn’t take any of his belongings.

“There doesn’t appear to be any outstanding motive right now,” said Sgt. Robert Jansing to the LA Times.

The park is a popular tourist destination, even at night, but it appears as though no witnesses saw what happened.

“Calvin got a few steps ahead of his buddy,” said John Kirby, a friend of the family to NBC. “He went around the corner, and his buddy heard gunshots. It seems to be a random act of violence — for no reason.”

“Pokemon Go” has been at the forefront of many peculiar incidents since its release last month. The game has been implicated in a car wreck, the fall of two men off a cliff and the discovery of multiple dead bodies across the nation.

The augmented reality game requires users to physically move around their environments to catch Pokemon. It invariably leads players to popular landmarks as well as parks and boardwalks.