Trinity Gay, 15, daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay has shot fatally in a Kentucky restaurant.
Trinidad Gay, herself a rising star guide, was shot in the neck in the restaurant cook out on Lexington Sunday morning.
She was taken to hospital but succumbed to his injuries, authorities said.
Tyson told LEX 18: “She did not. I am so confused. He was just here last week for the autumn holidays. It’s crazy. I have no idea what happened. ‘
Lexington police responded to reports of gunshots at the restaurant just before 4am, according WKYT.
The shots were exchanged between two vehicles – described as a sports car of dark color and a gray Dodge Charger.
Trinidad, who died shortly before 5am, was not in any of the vehicles and may have been a spectator.
Two persons of interest are being questioned because his car matched the description Dodge Charger, WKYT reports.
second Trinidad had followed the footsteps of his father and sprinter was making a name for herself as an athlete of Lafayette High School.
He ran 100 and 200 meters like his father, according KYTrackXC.com.
Julian Tackett, commissioner of the Athletic Association Kentucky High School, tweeted: ‘surprised to hear of the death of Trinidad Gay. A potential life so short so tragically short. Tyson and sympathies to the family.
Olympic gold medalist and sprint coach Ato Boldon tweeted: “Condolences to Tyson Gay and his family … 15 years old girl dies after shooting at the Lexington restaurant.
Tyson has competed in each of the last three Olympic Games.
He was part of a team that won a silver medal in the 4×100 relay meters at the London Games in 2012, however, that the medal was finally stripped after Gay tested positive for steroids at the US championships in 2013 and he served a one-year suspension.
He also had annulled all results dating back to July 15, 2012, a period that included the Olympic competition that year.
And in Rio, Mike Rodgers, Justin Gatlin and Gay were disqualified from 4x100m relay men for an offense, after initially believing they had secured bronze.