Authorities say the 15-year-old daughter of US Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay has been fatally shot in Kentucky, US. The Fayette County coroner’s office in a statement said Trinity Gay died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, reports news agency, The Associated Press.
According to Lex18.com, a local news organisation, Trinity, who is an upcoming athlete, could have been caught in a shooting between two groups. Citing local police sources, Lex18 reported a group of men in two cars outside an eatery began shooting at each other at around 4 am local time, before speeding off. Police say Trinity was shot in the neck and taken to hospital, where she succumbed to the injuries.
“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 Gay told Lex18. The sprinter’s agent, Mark Wetmore, confirmed in a text message to The Associated Press, that Gay’s daughter was killed.
Lexington police said in a statement officers went to the parking lot of a restaurant after witnesses reported gunfire exchanged between two vehicles. Officers located one of the vehicles and stopped two people for questioning.
On their official Twitter handle, The US Track and Field said: “Sending our thoughts & prayers to @TysonLGay & his loved ones as they mourn the tragic & senseless loss of his daughter, Trinity.”
Tyson Gay has competed in the last three Summer Olympics. He was part of a team that won a silver medal in the 4x100-metre relay at the 2012 London Games though that medal was ultimately stripped after Gay tested positive for steroids in 2013.