HS sprinter Trinity Gay, daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay, dies in shooting

Kentucky high school track star Trinity Gay, the daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay, died early Sunday morning after a shooting at a Lexington restaurant, according to media reports.

Trinity Gay, 15,  a sprinter for Lafayette High who placed multiple times at the state meet, was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to her neck. Lexington Police had responded to a call at the Cook Out restaurant before 4 a.m.

Police say two cars exchanged fire and then drove away. Gay was not in either car, police said.

Police said they have two people who are persons of interest that they are questioning because their car matched a description of one of the vehicles involved.

Tyson Gay told WLEX on Sunday morning that he is at the airport and on his way to Lexington.

“She didn’t make it,” Tyson Gay said. “I’m so confused. She was just here last week for fall break. It’s so crazy. I have no idea what happened, ”

According to MileSplit, Trinity was a state runner-up in middle school in the 100 meters. More recently,  she was the Region 6AAA champion in the 200 meters last spring.

Tyson Gay also attended Lafayette High.


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