Trinity Gay, 15, was already a track and field star like her Olymipan father
Trinity Gay, the daughter of three-time Olympian Tyson Gay has died after a shooting at a Lexington, Kentucky restaurant on Sunday morning. She was 15.
According to reports from WKYT, a local TV station, Gay suffered a gunshot wound to the neck during a shooting at the Cook Out restaurant around 4am on Sunday morning. Eyewitnesses told police two people in cars exchanged gunfire before driving off. Gay later died at a local hospital.
Trinity was following in her father’s footsteps and become a rising star in the Lafayette track and field community. She recently qualified as a state runner-up in middle school in the 100 meters and was the Region 6AAA champion in the 200 meters, according to MileSplit, a Kentucky track and field website. Trinity was a sophomore at Lafayette High School, the same high school her father attended.
"She didn't make it. I'm so confused. She was just here last week for fall break. It's so crazy. I have no idea what happened,” Gay told LEX18. The Olympian said he would be flying back home to Kentucky from California, where he lives and trains. Police have not released any more information on the shooting.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gay family.