Olympian's daughter shot to death in Kentucky


Trinity Gay, the 15-year old daughter of U.S. Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, was fatally shot early Sunday in Lexington, Kentucky.

WLEX was the first to report the news.

"Tyson told sports director Alan Cutler he was very close with his daughter.

"Of the shooting, Gay 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.'"

The incident happened around 4 a.m. Sunday near a local Cook Out restaurant, where shots were reportedly exchanged between two vehicles. Gay was struck in the shooting and later pronounced dead at the the University of Kentucky hospital.

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Police have charged Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21; Chazerae M. Taylor, 38; and D'markeo C. Taylor, 19, with wanton endangerment in connection with the incident, WLEX reported. Middlebrooks also was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

Tyson Gay has twice competed in the Olympics and is a multiple-time world sprinting champion. Trinity was following in her father’s footsteps as a member of her high school track-and-field team.

[H/T NBC News]

– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.



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