Trinity Gay: Daughter of Olympic track star shot dead in Kentucky
Trinity Gay was a 15-year-old track star literally running in the footsteps of her father, Olympian Tyison Gay. Trinity was shot and killed early Sunday outside a Lexington, Kentucky restaurant.
Trinity Gay was shot in the neck and died just before 5 a.m. Sunday, according to the Fayette County Coroner, WKYT reports.
On late Sunday, police released the names of three suspects arrested in the shooting.
D'markeo Taylor, Dvonta Middlebrooks and Chazerae Taylor are scheduled to be arraigned Monday afternoon, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Tyson Gay, reached by Lex 18, said that he was still processing the tragedy that happened to his daughter.
"She didn't make it," he told Lex 18. " I'm so confused. She was just here last week for fall break. It's so crazy. I have no idea what happened, "
Trinity attended Lafayette High School. Lafayette Principal Bryn Jacobs tweeted that the school community will rally and " come together to provide love and support for our students and one another during this tragic time."
Fayette County Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk said in a statement obtained by WKYT: "Our hearts are broken this morning over the loss of Trinity to this tragic and senseless act of violence. 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."
Lexington police said shots were fired between occupants of two cars and one of the bullets apparently hit Gay, who was an unintended target. The shooting happened outside a aCook Out restaurant around 4 a.m.
Trinity was a sprinter at Lafayette High and ranked in the top five among Class 3A high school track athletes.
According to ESPN, Kentucky High School Athletic Association commissioner Julian Tackett tweeted: "Shocked to hear of death of Trinity Gay. A life of such potential cut so tragically short. Sympathies to Tyson and entire family."