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Teen Daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay Killed in Shooting

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tyson-and-trinity-gay The teen daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay’s life was tragically cut short during a shooting in Lexington, Ky.

15-year-old Trinity was rushed to the hospital with a bullet wound to the neck after being caught in the crossfires of a shootout between two cars at the Cook Out restaurant in the city. Gay was in neither car and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The teen even tweeted about the shooting when it started:

“She didn’t make it,” her father Tyson told WLEX. “I’m so confused. She was just here last week for fall break. It’s so crazy. I have no idea what happened.”

Trinity was a track star like her dad. According to the Associated Press, she “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.”

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has released a statement regarding the incident. “Tragedies like this require us to pull together as a caring community, and we are doing that,” he said. “As our police investigation into the death of this young woman continues, we have reached out to family and, in this case, to our schools, to ensure everything possible is being done. I want to express my deepest sympathy to family and friends. And I would call upon anyone who can provide assistance to police to please step forward.”

The Superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools, Emmanuel Caulk, also expressed his feelings about the tragedy in a statemet. “Our hearts are broken this morning over the loss of Trinity to this tragic and senseless act of violence. Please join us in keeping the Gay family close in thought and prayer and supporting the students, staff, and families at Lafayette High during this unspeakably difficult time.”

Photo Credit: Trinity Gay/Twitter