Pokémon Go Player Shot Dead In San Francisco

Posted: Aug 8 2016, 7:53am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 8 2016, 7:57am CDT, in News | Gaming

 
Pokémon Go Player Shot Dead in San Francisco
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  • Man gunned down in San Francisco while playing Pokemon Go

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A man was gunned down in San Francisco while playing Pokemon Go. Such incidents and accidents have become common among the game players ever since Pokemon Go came on the scene awhile back.

A young adult named Calvin Riley was shot dead in San Francisco. He had been busy playing Pokemon Go at a center of tourism on the waterfront of the famous city. The authorities say that he was gunned down on Saturday during the night time by an unknown person at the Aquatic Park.

John Kirby, a family buddy of his said that they were both playing Pokemon Go when he was attacked and shot dead by an unknown person who then fled the scene of the crime.

“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,” John Kirby told local station KGO-TV via Guradian.

There was apparently no argument or fight between the victim and the attacker. The assailant just came from behind Riley and shot him in the back and then ran away. Such meaningless violence sends one’s mind into a tailspin.

Why would someone want to hurt a benign person who was minding his own business and just playing Pokemon Go. Both Riley and his family buddy had noticed earlier that they were being observed by someone from afar. Yet they had continued to concentrate on their smartphones.

There has been speculation that the attack was observed by a few people who could prove to be witnesses. Since it occurred in the hustle bustle of the Fisherman’s Wharf area identifying the heinous criminal behind this senseless killing may be a possibility.

The gunman did not steal anything belonging to Riley. This makes the deadly assault even more of a mystery. The only thing that seems to stick out in this murder is that Riley was playing Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go has become a sensational game that has captured the imagination of today’s generation. Its scheme of finding buried monsters in virtual reality in the great outdoors is something which makes it highly addictive.

People go on long rambling walks in order to find the Pokemon buried in the environment. There have however been complaints by residents regarding many of the game players trespassing on private property in their quest to find the virtual cartoon monsters.

Also many players have ended up smashing their cars into trees and even walked off a precipice and gotten severely injured. The law is now formulating certain rules and regulations regarding this otherwise harmless game.

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