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US Olympian Tyson Gay’s daughter killed in shooting


Source: The Telegraph: The fifteen-year-old daughter of Tyson Gay, the American track star, was killed on Sunday in a shooting at a Kentucky restaurant.

Trinity Gay was herself a promising sprinter. She was shot in the neck around 4.00 a.m local time on Sunday morning when two passing cars exchanged gunfire outside of a Cook Out restaurant in Lexington.

Police do not believe she was in either of the vehicles, one of which was subsequently located by police. She was reportedly struck by a stray bullet.

She was rushed to a local hospital but died of her injuries shortly before 5 am.

Tyson Gay confirmed that his daughter “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, ” he told Lex18, the local NBC affiliate.


Police were still searching for the other vehicle allegedly involved in the shooting.

Trinity Gay was a star runner at Lafayette High School, the same school where her father broke state track and field records.

Shoshana Boyd, Trinity’s mother, said she had two goals- to become a surgeon and to be the fastest woman in the world.

“She was so innocent, she was so innocent,” Ms Boyd told the New York Daily News.

Gay represented the US in Rio in the 4×100 meter relay.

Julian Tackett, commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, said he was stunned by the news.

“Shocked to hear of the death of Trinity Gay. A life of such potential cut so tragically short. Sympathies to Tyson and entire family,” he wrote on Twitter.

USA Track and Field also shared condolences: “Sending our thoughts and prayers to Tyson Gay and his loved ones as they mourn the tragic and senseless loss of his daughter, Trinity.”



9 Responses to US Olympian Tyson Gay’s daughter killed in shooting

  1. Phil October 16, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Hey man, a 15 year old girl child out and about at 4:00 a.m. Irresponsible parents I’d say.

  2. Mhizzeyejoyful Reece
    Mhizzeyejoyful Reece October 16, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    May she RIP and rise in glory

  3. Dianne Griffith
    Dianne Griffith October 16, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    My deepest sympathies goes out to you and your family sad such a sad ending may she RIP

  4. Nicholas Mackie
    Nicholas Mackie October 16, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Heartbreaking – terrible – my thoughts and prayers are with her family

  5. Milanese Holder
    Milanese Holder October 16, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Its sooo sad may her soul RIP

  6. Lala Neblett
    Lala Neblett October 17, 2016 at 8:33 am

    My Condolences

  7. Jahlisa Diamond
    Jahlisa Diamond October 17, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    My prayers go out to you and your entire family, hope you find peace and comfort in Father’s name. RIP

  8. Patrick Newton
    Patrick Newton October 17, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Sad a young child snatch from this world at a tender age sad how many more much die

  9. Sonia T Phillips
    Sonia T Phillips October 17, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Ain’t see a star pitched yet my prayers are with you and your entire family


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