Olympic Sprinter Tyson Gay’s 15 year old daughter Trinity was shot and killed early Sunday morning in Kentucky.
Trinity was at the wrong place at the wrong time, she was caught in the middle of a drive by between two cars in the parking lot of a popular Lexington, Kentucky eatery called The Cookout around 4 a.m. The police reports says she was not in either car, and was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead within an hour.
Tyson should be there in Kentucky, his daughter was there for fall break, he tells his local news station; I have no idea what happened.”
Trinity Gay was a sprinter at Lafayette High in Lexington and finished fourth in the 100 meters and fifth in the 200 meters at the state Class 3A high school track meet in May, records show. She also ran on a 4×200 relay team that finished fourth. Her father also ran at Lafayette and still holds the state record in the 100 set in 2001.
A tweet from Kentucky High School Athletic Association commissioner Julian Tackett said he was stunned by the death:
“Shocked to hear of death of Trinity Gay. A life of such potential cut so tragically short. Sympathies to Tyson and entire family.”