The 16 year old Trinity Gay, daughter of Tyson Gay, the American Olympian sprinter , was shot dead in Kentucky, outside a restaurant on October 16.
Trinity was pronounced dead at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, after she had been caught in between a shoot-out and was shot in the parking lot at 4 a.m.
According to Heavy, a devastated Tyson,34, while confirming her death said to LX 18, “She didn’t make it. I’m so confused. She was just here last week for fall break. It’s so crazy. I have no idea what happened.”
The 34 -year-old told the reporters that he was very close to her and that she was even following in his footsteps to become a rising star on the track.
The shoot-out had occurred in between an unidentified sports car and a gray Dodge Charger. It has been reported that two people have been detained and taken in for questioning from the Dodge Charger.
Brenna Angel, a Lexington police’ spokesperson, said that Trinity was not present in either of the vehicles and as a bystander she became the victim of the entire incident.
Trinity at around 2 p.m. had tweeted of being at a restaurant named ‘Cook Out’, which was close to the University of Kentucky campus, and also tweeted, “Of course they start shootin”.
According to the Guardian, the 15-year-old, Trinity Gay died from sustained injuries after the shoot-out. It is also suspected that the crossfire was in between two gangs in between which Trinity got shot in the neck by two cars loaded with men and arms.
A police statement said, “A juvenile who was struck at the scene was transported to a hospital by private vehicle and then transferred to UKH, 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.”
Shoshana Boyd, Trinity’s mother, while talking to the New York Daily News about her daughter’s wish to become a surgeon, said , “She was so innocent, she was so innocent. I just want people to stop shooting and realise who they’re hurting. It’s just random. They don’t understand, they don’t understand who they’re hurting.”
Her death has left the social media to outpouring emotions . With the news of her death, Twitter erupted as people from everywhere started to pay their tribute to her.
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