Trinity Gay is the 15 year old daughter of Tyson Gay (US 100m record holder and Worlds 2nd fastest runner of all times). What seemed like another celebrity death hoax has now been confirmed by Lexington officials – Trinity was killed in a shooting at a restaurant around 4 a.m. Sunday morning, and was pronounced dead about an hour later.
The incident reportedly occurred at the “Cook Out restaurant” on South Broadway, and it involved the exchange of gunfire between 2 cars, which left the scene. Trinity Gay was reportedly shot in the neck; she was not in either car involved. The are 2 people identified as being of interest in the case, and one of the two vehicles involved is still not located.
It is being said that Trinity Gay was a rising star on the track team at Lafayette High School; finished 4th in the 100 meters & 5th in the 200 meters at the state Class 3A high school track meet in May, records show. She also ran on a 4×200 relay team that finished fourth. Her father, Tyson Gay also ran at Lafayette and still holds the state record in the 100 set in 2001.
This is without a doubt a Tragedy that we can all recognize. Jamaicans may be at odds with Tyson Gay when he is competing with Jamaican athletes but at present, sincere condolences are in order. It’s tragic and sad…hold di faith … Tyson Gay!