Man shot and killed while playing Pokemon GO near San Francisco waterfront

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  1. rolltide

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    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/08/0...pokemon-go-near-san-francisco-waterfront.html

    Authorities in San Francisco said Saturday that a 20-year-old man was shot and killed while playing Pokemon GO at a tourist attraction along the city’s waterfront.

    Calvin Riley, of San Mateo, was shot Saturday night by an unidentified person at Aquatic Park near Ghirardelli Square, U.S. Park Police said.

    A family friend told KGO-TV that Riley and a friend were playing the smartphone game when he was shot.

    "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 said.

    Kirby said Riley and his friend had noticed someone was watching them from the top of a hill that overlooks the park. However, it was dark and they were mostly focused on their cellphones.

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

    Sgt. Robert Jansing, a detective with the U.S. Park Police, said the gunman did not take any of Riley's belongings or try to rob him.

    It's unclear whether the attack had anything to do with Pokemon GO, which has become a national sensation this summer as legions of fans visit real-world landmarks in order to find and trap cartoon creatures.

    But the game's popularity has created unintended consequences in everyday life. Property owners complain of players trespassing or damaging their grounds and scores of players have been injured or robbed as they stare at their phones in search of digital monsters.

    Law enforcement officials have warned about the game's possible dangers, saying players can become engrossed in the game and tune out to their surroundings.

    U.S. Park Police have urged anyone with tips to call 415-561-5150.

    Maybe the shooter was playing his own version of a different game.......:artiejj:
     
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    They never say if he got the pokyman or not


    That's all I want to know
     
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    Pokemon was stupid game for mountain dew Doritos homos who wear black clothes soccer mom haircut teens.

    They used to only remain in their houses but now they go outside and get easy targets for crimes.
     
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    :lol:

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    poor bastard was probably just farming magikarp
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    Doytch, that was amazingly lucid. I completely understood it.
     
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    I haven't played the game much lately. Been collecting stuff from pokéstops but now my backpack is fully and i gotta use stuff
     
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    Paris has a nice amount of pokestops

    Visited the Palace of Verseilles today and rented a golf cart. Hatched a 5 km egg and put some nice mileage on a 10 km egg :yes:
     
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    I live in a college town and some of the bars downtown have pokestops and fire off lures all day long. pretty smart strategy at 2 bucks an hour
     
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    Doesn't matter.....somebody got GOT
     
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    Who other than his family will head a tear.

    The dude was 20 years old for fucks sake; grow the fuck up.
     
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    ^This
     
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    Cranky vet scolds Pokeman players in the park.
     
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