The daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, 34, has died after a shooting at a restaurant in Lexington. Trinity Gay, who was 15, died from her injuries just before 5am, according to the Fayette County Coroner.
The teenager, said to be a rising star on the track team at Lafayette High School, was admitted to hospital with a gunshot wound to the neck. It’s believed she was caught in the crossfire as passengers in two cars shot at one another at the Cook Out restaurant on South Broadway, Lexington, before driving away.
|American track and field sprinter Tyson Gay (Picture: Getty)|
|Photo of Tyson and Trinity Gay shared by a family friend (Picture: Facebook)|
Police say she was not a passenger in either of the cars, which have been described as a grey Dodge Charger and a dark coloured sports car. Police are questioning two persons of interest who were in a car matching one of the descriptions.
Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletics Association, Julian Tackett, said: ‘Shocked to hear of death of Trinity Gay. ‘A life of such potential cut so tragically short. Sympathies to Tyson and entire family.’
Gay has competed in the last three summer Olympics.
He was part of a team that won a silver medal in the 4 x 100 metre relay at the 2012 London Games. He was stripped of his medal after Gay tested positive for steroids in 2013.
|Cook Out restaurant on South Broadway, Lexington (Picture: Google)|
Credit: Metro, UK