Saturday 10 December 2016

15-year-old daughter of sprinter Tyson Gay killed in restaurant shooting

Published 16/10/2016 | 16:19

EUGENE, OR - JULY 09: Tyson Gay reacts after the Men's 200 Meter Final during the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on July 9, 2016 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
EUGENE, OR - JULY 09: Tyson Gay reacts after the Men's 200 Meter Final during the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on July 9, 2016 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

American sprinter Tyson Gay's daughter, Trinity, has died after a shooting.

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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.

"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," a statement read.

"The victim has been identified by the Fayette County Coroner's office as 15-year-old Trinity Gay of Lexington."

USA Track and Field also confirmed the news in tweeting: "Sending our thoughts & prayers to Tyson Gay & his loved ones as they mourn the tragic & senseless loss of his daughter, Trinity."

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.

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