Olympian’s Daughter Shot

Star sprinter Tyson Gay’s 15-year-old daughter tragically killed in shooting

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Tyson Gay (right) and Trinity Gay (left)

Olympian Tyson Gay’s daughter, Trinity Gay, was shot and killed in the middle of a shooting between two vehicles in a restaurant car park. The 15-year-old died shortly after being transported to hospital.

Gay was quoted by his local radio station as saying, “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 is the US 100m record holder and is the joint second-fastest 100m runner of all time, coming just before Usain Bolt. His daughter was also a keen runner and competed for Lafayette High School where she studied. Fayette County School Superintendent Manny Caulk said, “Our hearts are broken this morning over the loss of Trinity to this tragic and senseless act of violence,”

Fellow athletes have tweeted their condolences offering “thoughts and prayers” to Mr Gay and his family “as they mourn the tragic & senseless loss of his daughter, Trinity”.

Police launched an investigation into the shooting 0400 local time (0800 GMT) outside the Cook Out restaurant in the city. Witnesses claim a shooting occurred between two vehicles described as a grey Dodge Charger and a darkly coloured sports car with tinted windows. Officers located the Dodge Charger and have detained two people but are still searching for the other vehicle.

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