Sprinter Tyson Gay’s Teen Daughter Killed in Ky. Crossfire

Trinty and Tyson Gay
Trinty and Tyson Gay

The teen daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay was tragically killed early Sunday morning after a shooting outside a Lexington, Ky., restaurant, according to USA Today High School Sports.

Trinity Gay, 15, a talented sprinter in her own right, was taken to a University of Kentucky hospital with a gunshot wound to her neck around 3:30 am. She died shortly thereafter.

Police say two cars outside the Cook Out restaurant exchanged fire and then drove away. Trinity was not in either car, police said.


Tyson Gay told WLEX on Sunday morning that he was at the airport and on his way to Lexington.

“She didn’t make it,” Tyson Gay said. “I’m so confused. She was just here last week for fall break. It’s so crazy. I have no idea what happened.”

Trinity attended Lafayette High School in Lexington, her father’s alma mater. She was a state runner-up in middle school in the 100-meter. More recently, she was the Region 6AAA champion in the 200-meter last spring.

She is the daughter of Gay and mother Shoshana Boyd.

Authorities reportedly have two people who are persons of interest in the case; they also have a car that matches the description of one of the vehicles involved.


Read more at USA Today HSS and WLEX.

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