Daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay shot dead

The 15-year-old daughter of American Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, has been fatally caught in the crossfire of a shooting in Kentucky.

The coroner’s office for Fayette County confirmed that Trinity Gay passed away at the University of Kentucky Medical Center on Sunday.

Officers attended the parking lot of a restaurant near the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington around 4am on Sunday, after witnesses reported gunfire was exchanged between two vehicles.


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They stopped one of the vehicles and questioned the two people inside, according to a statement by Lexington police.

A spokesperson for the police said they don’t believe Trinity Gay was in either of the vehicles.

Tyson Gay won silver in the 4×100-metre relay at the 2012 London Games, but was stripped after he tested positive for steroids in 2013.

Gay competed in the past three Summer Olympics.

Trinity Gay was also a sprinter at Lafayette High in Lexington, where her dad’s 2001 record in the 100 still stands.

Police are still searching for the second vehicle involved.

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