Calvin Riley, a college baseball player for the Delta College Mustangs, was shot and killed near San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf on Saturday night. Allegedly, the 20-year-old was playing Pokemon Go at Aquatic Park when someone came up from behind him, then shot him in the chest.
Who Was Calvin Riley?
Calvin Riley was a 20-year-old graduate of Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, California and a phenomenal baseball player. Riley was a rising sophomore at Delta College, where he played ball for the Mustangs. According to SFGate, he was a closing pitcher.
The Rileys and their family had moved from Massachusetts.
He’ll be missed by his friends, family, and teammates.
Riley was a “hard worker, great teammate and unbelievable person,” said Reed Peters, coach of the San Joaquin Delta College Mustangs in Stockton, where Riley played his freshman year as the baseball team’s closing pitcher and was studying kinesiology.
“He is someone we always strive to be like, and he was such a nice kid,” said Joey Skracic, 20, a fellow member of the team’s pitching staff who spent nearly every day of last season working out with Riley. “It’s hard for us to grasp that he’s not going to be there when we all come back in two weeks.
All we know for certain is that Calvin Riley was shot in the chest by an unknown assailant just before 10 PM at Aquatic Park.
One of his friends, who was with Riley at the time, said that they had noticed someone watching from the top of the hill that overlooks the park, but it was dark and they were mostly looking at their phones.
“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,” Riley’s friend John Kirby said.
No suspects have been arrested at this time.