Daughter of U.S. track star Tyson Gay shot dead in Kentucky

Photo Courtesy of WKYT
Photo Courtesy of WKYT

Lexington, KY – The daughter of U.S. track star Tyson Gay was killed in a shooting at a restaurant in Lexington, officials say.

CBS Lexington affiliate WKYT reports that Trinity Gay, 15, was shot around 4 a.m. Sunday morning, and was pronounced dead about an hour later.

Trinity Gay was herself a rising star on the track team at Lafayette High School, WKYT reports.

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2015, file photo, United States' Mike Rodgers, left, takes the baton from Tyson Gay outside of the designated handover zone in the men's 4x100m relay final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. Team USA was disqualified. The buzz in U.S. Olympic circles is about bringing the 2024 Games to Los Angeles. A more urgent matter: Bringing home the most medals from next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.  That may not be a sure thing, especially considering the struggles of the U.S. swimming and track teams this summer. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
FILE – In this Aug. 29, 2015, file photo, United States’ Mike Rodgers, left, takes the baton from Tyson Gay outside of the designated handover zone in the men’s 4x100m relay final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing. Team USA was disqualified. The buzz in U.S. Olympic circles is about bringing the 2024 Games to Los Angeles. A more urgent matter: Bringing home the most medals from next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. That may not be a sure thing, especially considering the struggles of the U.S. swimming and track teams this summer. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Lexington police say the shooting took place at the Cook Out restaurant on South Broadway, and it involved the exchange of gunfire between two cars, which left the scene.

Officials say Gay shot in the neck, and that she was not in either car involved.

Police say they’re questioning two people of interest in the case, and one of the two vehicles involved is still being sought.

Tyson Gay has competed in the last three Summer Olympics. He was part of a team that won a silver medal in the 4×100-meter relay at the 2012 London Games though that medal was ultimately stripped after Gay tested positive for steroids in 2013. He still holds the U.S. record for the 100-meter dash with a time of 9.69 seconds.

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