Tyson Gay Daughter’s Death: Three People Arrested For The Shooting

By Jojan Mathew - 17 Oct '16 18:44PM
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  • (Photo : Michael Steele/Getty Images) Three people have been arrested in connection with the shooting that took the life of Trinity Gay, the daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay

Trinity Gay, 15, the daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay is shot dead on Oct. 16 morning, outside of a Kentucky restaurant. It is reported that three men have been arrested in connection with the shooting that took the life of Trinity. Chazerae M Taylor, 38, and D'markeo C Taylor, 19, both of them are father and son charged with Wanton Endangerment, whereas a third person has been questioned but yet to record the charges as the investigation is going on, reports Independent.

Trinity has got hit in the neck while travelers of two vehicles were firing each other in the car park of the restaurant. She was taken to University of Kentucky Medical Center immediately, but could not save her life. Tyson Gay confirmed the death to a local TV channel. "She couldn't make it. I am very much upset and confused. She came here only last week for her fall vacation," he said. "It looks very crazy. I don't know what happened there," as cited by BBC.

It is reported that Gay was very close to his daughter and she was determined to follow his footsteps. She was attending Lafayette High School, located in Lexington and was part of school's sprint team. "She was very innocent and I want the people to stop shooting that hurts people," her mother Shoshana Boyd said. "They don't know whom they are hurting and killing," reports Independent.

Condolences from the associations and friends of Gay, are pouring in. Local schools and other track teams also expressed shock over the incident. Many of his co-athletes also came with prayers and support in the social media, per CNN.

“We are completely broken with this bad news in the morning due to reckless violence,” said Manny Caulk, Superintend of Fayette County Schools, in a statement. “Help us in keeping the family in our prayers and supporting other students, staff and families in this difficult time.” The school management said that they have activated a Crisis Team, to help the students and staff with counselling on Monday.

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