Trinity Gay, the 15-year-old daughter of U.S. Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, died after an early morning shooting in Lexington, Ky., on Sunday.
“She didn’t make it,” Tyson Gay said, according to NBC’s affiliate in Lexington. “I’m so confused. She was just here last week for fall break. It’s so crazy. I have no idea what happened.”
The Lexington Police Department was investigating a homicide as of Sunday morning. From a news release:
“Around 4 a.m. Sunday, October 16, officers responded to the parking lot of the Cook Out restaurant located at 855 S. Broadway in reference to shots fired. Witnesses reported an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles, a gray Dodge Charger and a dark-colored sports car with tinted windows.
A juvenile who was struck at the scene was transported to a hospital by private vehicle and then transferred to UK Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased. The victim has been identified by the Fayette County Coroner’s office as 15-year-old Trinity Gay of Lexington.
Officers located the Dodge Charger and detained two possible persons of interest for questioning. Police are still working to locate the other vehicle involved.”
As a freshman, Trinity Gay finished fourth in the 100m and fifth in the 200m at the Kentucky Class 3A state track and field meet in May.Follow @nzaccardi