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15-year-old daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay killed in shootout early Sunday

October 16, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
15-year-old daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay killed in shootout early Sunday

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Kentucky authorities confirmed the death of the 15-year-old daughter of Olympic track star Tyson Gay, who was killed in an early morning shootout on Sunday.

Lexington Police said Trinity Gay was shot in the neck during an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles around 4 a.m. Sunday

Gay was not in either car when the shooting occurred.

According to the Fayette County coroner’s office, emergency responders rushed Gay to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead.

Kentucky police officials said officers responded to reports of shots fired between two vehicles at a parking lot of a restaurant in Lexington.

After locating one of the vehicles involved, cops questioned two people. The other car involved is still being sought, WDKY reported.

Like her father, Trinity Gay was also a rising track and field star at Lafayette High School.

Tyson Gay competed in the last three Summer Olympics, winning a silver medal at the 2012 London Games in the 4×100-meter relay.

However, Olympic officials stripped Tyson Gay of the medal after he tested positive for steroids in 2013.

Manny Caulk, the superintendent of the Fayette County Schools Superintendent said in a statement, “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.”

Additionally. USA Track and Field sent condolences via Twitter on Sunday.

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