Former World Champion Tyson Gay has lost his beautiful daughter to gun violence. 15 year old Trinity Gay was caught in the middle of gunfire last night at a restaurant car park in Kentucky. Trinity was shot in the neck during the exchange and later succumbed to her injuries. Our hearts go out to Tyson and all the family and loved ones of Trinity gay. More on the story after the jump.

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15 year old Trinity Gay was enjoying her night out in Lexington Kentucky when things to a wrong turn for the innocent teen. Gun fire began to exchange from two different vehicle in the parking lot of the Cook Out restaurant. The exchange would leave the young athlete shot in the neck. Trinity was rushed to the hospital but unfortunately, the Lafayette High school student athlete would succumb to her injuries and be pronounced dead shortly after.

Gay who was available for statements was crushed by the news. Gay confirmed his daughter’s death and made the following statement:

“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 death cam as a blow to the entire community. Its apparent that young Trinity was loved by many. The superintendent of her school district also shared condolences.

“Our hearts are broken this morning over the loss of Trinity to this tragic and senseless act of violence,”.

Fayette County School Superintendent Manny Caulk told the Lexington Herald

Others also shared their sorrow. Kentucky Highschool Athletes Commisioner Jullian Tacket, tweeted:

“A life of such potential cut so tragically short”

Athletes from across the sports world also gave their condolences which can be seen in the gallery above.

The shooting which occurred at the Cook Out restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky is now a murder investigation. Witnesses who were there claimed that the two vehicles exchanging fire were a grey dodge charger and a dark colored sports car with tinted windows. Police were able to catch up with a grey dodge charger with two males in it and the two men were taken in for questioning. It is still not clear whether or not that was the car which was involved in the shooting. There has been no luck however in finding the other car and are still searching.

Our condolences go out to Trinity Gay and all of her loved ones. RIP Baby girl, your in a better place now.

Source: BBC