Trinity Gay was shot dead in a restaurant car park,
Trinity Gay was shot during an exchange of gunfire
in a restaurant car park, Lexington Police said.
The teenager was taken to hospital, where she was
“She didn’t make it,” Gay told local TV station
“I’m so confused. She was just here last week for
“It’s so crazy. I have no idea what happened.”
Tyson Gay competed at London 2012 and Rio
Witnesses said the shots were fired by people in
two vehicles – a grey Dodge Charger and a dark-
coloured sports car with tinted windows.
Officers located the Dodge Charger and detained
two “possible persons of interest” for questioning.
Police are still looking for the other vehicle
Gay, 34, has competed in the last three summer
He was part of the US team that won silver in the
4×100 metre relay at London 2012, but he was
stripped of his medal after testing positive for
steroids a year later.
Police cordoned off the restaurant in Lexington
Gay’s daughter Trinity was on the track team at
Lafayette High School, WKYT reports.
In a statement, Fayette County Schools
Superintendent Manny Caulk said: “Our hearts are
broken this morning over the loss of Trinity to this
tragic and senseless act of violence.
“Please join us in keeping the Gay family close in
thought and prayer and supporting the students,
staff, and families at Lafayette High during this
unspeakably difficult time.”