Tyson Gay Condemns 'Senseless' Violence at Vigil for Teen Daughter: 'It Has to Stop'
Thousands of mourners packed Lafayette High School in Lexington, Kentucky, Monday night to remember Trinity Gay, the 15-year-old daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay.
The Olympian spoke to the crowd and thanked them for their support and said he wants to end violence, like what claimed his daughter's life, around the country.
"I don't want to read in the paper next week about another senseless killing," he said at the high school.
Trinity was shot in the neck by a stray bullet in the early morning hours at the Cookout restaurant when men in two separate vehicles exchanged gunfire in the parking lot.
The suspects then fled the scene, according to police.
Trinity died later in the hospital.
Police reportedly found the two vehicles involved in the incident and are still investigating.
Trinity's parents comforted each other, and many at the candlelight vigil wore pink and purple, the high school sophomore's favorite colors.
Balloons were also released into the sky in honor of the life cut far too short.
Since Sunday’s shooting, three men have been arrested in connection with the killing.
Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, was charged with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to his arrest records. He has pleaded not guilty.
Two other men, Chazerae Taylor, 38, and his son, D'Markeo, 19, were both charged with wanton endangerment. They also pleaded not guilty.