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