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Ex-Mass. Man Killed While Playing Pokemon Go in California

Authorities say 20-year-old Calvin Riley was shot in the chest Saturday night by an unknown assailant at Aquatic Park near Ghiradelli Square

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    Police in San Francisco, California are investigating the death of a former Lowell, Massachusetts, man who was killed while playing "Pokemon Go." (Published Monday, Aug. 8, 2016)

    A college student with ties to Massachusetts was shot to death while playing Pokemon Go at a popular tourist attraction in San Francisco, California. 

    Authorities say 20-year-old Calvin Riley was shot in the chest Saturday night by an unknown assailant at Aquatic Park near Ghiradelli Square. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

    Riley once lived in Lowell, Massachusetts. There, he attended Ste. Jeanne D'Arc School, which serves kindergartners through eighth graders.

    “Calvin was a fun-loving student, great at sports, one that very friendly,” said former principal, Sister Prescille Malo.

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    Family and friends said Riley spent countless hours learning baseball, then passing on his love to others.

    “He was a gift to the world,” said family friend, Erik Gitschier. “Calvin was a kind kid who always helped out whenever he could — for anybody.”

    The U.S. Park police and local homicide detectives are investigating what led to the shooting. 

    National Park Service spokesman Lynn Cullivan says investigators believe there are witnesses to the attack because it happened at a bustling tourist destination in the Fisherman's Wharf area. They are seeking tips. 

    Riley was set to pitch baseball in his second year at San Joaquin Delta College Mustangs in Stockton. 

    “We lost someone who was giving — more than they were ever going to take and it’s really sad that someone could do that to someone so special to the world,” said Gitschier.

    A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover funeral costs.

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