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Trinity Gay, the daughter of Olympic sprinter, Tyson Gay was shot and killed in Lexington, Kentucky on Sunday. Police have said that she was an innocent bystander in a gang war shootout, when she was fatally shot in the neck. Gay was competing in track and field events, trying to emulate her famous father. Her family is grieving at their loss.

Gang wars have claimed another innocent victim, and this time it was a 15-year-old high school student, who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Her name is Trinity Gay, and she was Olympic sprinter, Tyson Gay’s daughter. She was caught in the crossfire of a gang war on Sunday, where one of the shots fired struck her in the neck and caused her untimely death. Trinity Gay’s death has cast a pall of gloom in the sporting community, as her father and family try to come to terms with Trinity’s tragic and senseless death. Trinity Gay’s Instagram account is full of happy pictures of herself and her father, Tyson Gay. It shows her cheerful and full of life, as she most enjoyed spending time with her father, who was also her biggest role model. Trinity Gay was following in her father’s footsteps and had dreams of becoming a famous track star like her dad.

Caught in the Crossfire

Gay was killed in a shootout outside a restaurant called Cook Out in Lexington, Kentucky. The shootout took place in the parking lot outside the restaurant. It is believed that it was a dispute between two rival gangs and Gay was caught in the crossfire, as passengers in two different cars started shooting at each other. Gay was hit in the neck and it is believed that she was not connected to anybody in the two cars involved in the shootout. Police reached the scene after witnesses reported an exchange of gunfire in the parking lot.

Her Father is Devastated

Gay was immediately taken by vehicle to the University of Kentucky Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her father, Tyson Gay was informed immediately. He is in total shock. He said, “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.” Tyson Gay was very close to his daughter, who was trying to emulate her father in being a world class athlete.

Mother’s Grief

Trinity Gay’s mother, Shoshana Boyd has said, “She was so innocent, she was so innocent. I just want people to stop shooting and realize who they are hurting. It’s just random. They don’t understand, they don’t understand who they are hurting.” The police has said that Gay was just a bystander when this shooting happened at approximately 4:00 a.m. on Sunday. She was not in either of the two cars involved in the shooting.

Making Her Mark

Trinity Gay’s track record was very impressive. Gay was a sprinter at the Lafayette High School in Lexington. She finished fourth in the 100 meters and fifth in the 200 meters at the Class 3 A high school track and field meet in May of 2016. She finished fourth in the 4×200 meter relay event at the meet, as well. She was Tyson Gay’s only child.

Potential Cut Short

Trinity Gay’s Twitter account has innocent messages that could only come from a happy and enthusiastic 15-year-old. Her tweets have now been retweeted by many others as everybody is grieving for the tragic loss of this up and coming, talented young athlete. Gay had so much potential and was working very hard to become a track and field star, just like her famous father. Her school has joined many others in mourning Gay’s untimely death.

Gang Wars Getting Worse

It’s not just her death that is hurting Gay’s family, friends and fans. It is the manner in which she died that is causing everybody so much pain. She was killed at that hands of those who chose recklessness and violence over peace and goodwill, and these gang wars are getting worse by the day. The police and authorities are doing their best to put an end to it but it seems to get worse all the time. An innocent life has been brutally cut short. Everybody is looking for answers and trying to make sense of this horrific tragedy. Our condolences to Gay’s family and friends for their loss.