Olympic Sprinter Tyson Gay's 15-Year-Old Daughter Dies in Shootout Crossfire: 'She Didn't Make It'
The 15-year-old daughter of American, Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay was fatally shot at a Kentucky restaurant early Sunday morning, according to reports.
Police reportedly responded to the Lexington restaurant on a call of shots fired at around 4.a.m, police said.
Tyson’s daughter, Trinity Gay, was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the neck and later died.
“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 told Lex 18.
Police said that two cars exchanged gunfire and they don’t believe Trinity was an intended target.
Lexington police are still investigating the case and said they are questioning people of interest, according to reports.
Trinity, like her father, was a track star at her Kentucky high school. She was a state runner-up in the 100 meters in middle school. She also was the Region 6AAA champion in the 200 meters last spring.
Celebrities have started sharing their condolences in the aftermath of the tragedy.
My deepest prayers and condolences goes out to Tyson Gay and his family at this time.— Bobby BP Portis (@BPortistime) October 16, 2016
My prayers & condolences to Tyson Gay & the rest of the Gay family, may God give you strength in this time of need.— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) October 16, 2016
Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk also released a statement regarding Trinity's death.
"Our hearts are broken this morning over the loss of Trinity to this tragic and senseless act of violence," said Caulk. 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."