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Trinity Gay the daughter of U.S. track star Tyson Gay shot dead in Kentucky

Former world champion sprinter Tyson Gay's 15-year-old daughter Trinity Gay has been killed in a shooting in Kentucky..

Police in Lexington said Trinity was hit in the neck during an exchange of fire between two vehicles in a restaurant car park near the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington about 4 a.m

She was taken to hospital where she later died, local media reported.

Tyson Gay has competed in the past three Summer Olympics. He was part of a team that won a silver medal in the 4x100-meter relay at the 2012 London Games, although that medal was ultimately stripped after Gay tested positive for steroids in 2013.

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

In a statement, Fayette County Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk said, “Our hearts are broken this morning over the loss of Trinity to this tragic and senseless act of violence. Please join us in keeping the Gay family close in thought and prayer and supporting the students, staff, and families at Lafayette High during this unspeakably difficult time.”

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