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.
A stray bullet has no responsibilities. It takes a path created by the barrel. A human has responsibilities and it takes the path that was created by it's surroundings. The violence will never stop if we as a society don't change the surroundings that these kids grow up in. They're being fed that a lifestyle of crime is fun way, the easy way, the normal way of making money…a bullet has no responsibility but we do. I don't know what all it would take, maybe it's a fairy tale thought, but we atleast need to do better by the next generation of kids. What happened to being your brother's keeper? These young men need y'all. #stoptheviolence #tysongay #olympics #daughter
“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.