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US Sprinter Tyson Gay's Daughter, 15, Shot to Death

Trinity Gay killed in parking lot altercation early Sunday in Kentucky
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 16, 2016 11:03 AM CDT
US Sprinter Tyson Gay's Daughter, 15, Shot to Death
United States' Tyson Gay, right, after competing in a men's 4x100-meter relay heat during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.   (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

(Newser) – The 15-year-old daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay was fatally shot in Kentucky early Sunday. The Fayette County coroner's office says in a statement that Trinity Gay died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. "She didn't make it," the sprinter tells LEX18. "I'm so confused. She was just here last week for fall break. It's so crazy. I have no idea what happened." The sprinter's agent, Mark Wetmore, confirmed in a text message to the AP that Gay's daughter was killed. Lexington police said in a statement officers went to the parking lot of a restaurant after witnesses reported gunfire exchanged between two vehicles; Trinity was reportedly shot in the neck. Officers located one of the vehicles and stopped two people for questioning. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

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Tyson Gay, a native of Lexington, has competed in the last three Summer Olympics. He was part of a team that won a silver medal in the 4x100-meter relay at the 2012 London Games though that medal was ultimately stripped after Gay tested positive for steroids in 2013. (Read more Tyson Gay stories.)

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