Olympic sprinter, Tyson Gay’s 15 year old daughter, Trinity Gay has died after being caught in the middle of gunfire exchange between two vehicles outside of a Kentucky restaurant, police said.
After the shooting in Lexington, Trinity Gay was taken in a private vehicle to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, the Lexington Police Department said in a statement.
Police said they have detained two people for questioning in connection with the incident. A homicide investigation is underway.
“She didn’t make it. I’m so confused,” Gay told the sports editor with NBC-affiliate Lex 18 television. “She was just here last week for fall break. It’s so crazy.”
Condolences from the track and field world poured in on social media.
American Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones echoed the sentiment. “Heavy heart today for Tyson Gay and his family,” Jones, 34, wrote on Twitter. “Lord please ease their pain and give them strength during this time.”
“Sending our thoughts and prayers to (Tyson Gay) and his loved ones as they mourn the tragic & senseless loss of his daughter, Trinity,” USA Track & Field, the sport’s national governing body, wrote on Twitter.