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Olympian Tyson Gay's 15-year-daughter shot, killed in Kentucky shooting

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, file photo, United States' Tyson Gay leaves the track after the men's 100-meter final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. Olympic sprinter Gay is entered in this week's USA Bobsled National Push Championships, making him the latest track star to give sledding a try. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Trinity Gay, a high school sprinter and daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay, has died after shots were fired early Sunday morning at a Lexington, Ky., restaurant. Two cars were involved in a shootout at the Cook Out restaurant near the University of Kentucky campus. Trinity Gay, 15, who was reportedly a bystander to the shootout and not in either car, was hit in the neck and pronounced dead at 4:41 a.m. local time on Sunday. Police are seeking the drivers of the cars based on descriptions.

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.

Tyson Gray

Tyson Gay competed in the last three Summer Olympics. He was part of a team that won a silver medal in the 4x100-meter relay at the 2012 London Games though that medal was ultimately stripped after Gay tested positive for steroids in 2013. Trinity Gay was a promising sprinter who was a state champion for her region in the 200m event, and placed fourth in the state at the 100m distance. Condolences for the Gay family began flowing in on Sunday morning via Twitter and press release.

Our hearts are broken this morning over the loss of Trinity to this tragic and senseless act of violence.

Fayette County (Ky.) Superintendent Manny Caulk
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Tyson Gay

Tyson Gay(born August 9, 1982) is an American track and field sprinter who competes in the 100 and 200 meters dash. His 100 m personal best of 9.69 seconds is the American record and makes him tied for second fastest athlete ever, after Usain Bolt.

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