The 15-year-old daughter of American sprinter Tyson Gay has died after a shooting outside a restaurant in Kentucky.
The Lexington Police Department announced 15-year-old Trinity Gay was killed in the incident which took place in a car park at the Cook Out restaurant in Kentucky.
HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION: Police are investigating shooting that killed 15-year-old. Call 859-258-3600 with info. https://t.co/F68VTMmH2X pic.twitter.com/0i4bOOwsF0
— Lexington Police (@lexkypolice) October 16, 2016
A statement read: “A juvenile who was struck at the scene was transported to a hospital by private vehicle and then transferred to UK Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.
“The victim has been identified by the Fayette County Coroner’s office as 15-year-old Trinity Gay of Lexington.”
USA Track and Field later confirmed the news in a tweet sending best wishes to the Gay family.
Sending our thoughts & prayers to @TysonLGay & his loved ones as they mourn the tragic & senseless loss of his daughter, Trinity.
— USATF (@usatf) October 16, 2016
Trinity Gay had been following in her father’s footsteps by building a sprinting career of some promise.
Tyson Gay, 34, is the USA’s 100 metres record holder and records show that Trinity Gay was a 200m regional champion during the most recent athletics season.