Kentucky high school track star Trinity Gay, the daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay, died early Sunday morning after a shooting at a Lexington restaurant, according to media reports.
Trinity Gay, 15, a sprinter for Lafayette High who placed multiple times at the state meet, was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to her neck. Lexington Police had responded to a call at the Cook Out restaurant, not far from the University of Kentucky campus, before 4 a.m.
According to the Fayette County coroner, Trinity was pronounced dead at 4:41 a.m.
Police say two cars exchanged fire and then drove away. Gay was not in either car, police said.
Police said they have two people who are persons of interest that they are questioning because their car matched a description of one of the vehicles involved.
Tyson Gay told WLEX on Sunday morning that he was on his way to Lexington from his home outside Orlando.
“She didn’t make it,” Tyson Gay said. “I’m so confused. She was just here last week for fall break. It’s so crazy. I have no idea what happened, ”
Her mother, Shoshana Boyd, told the New York Daily News that her daughter wanted to become a surgeon and hoped to follow in her father’s Olympic footsteps. Her goal was to become the fastest woman in the world.
“She was so innocent, she was so innocent,” her mother, Shoshana Boyd, told the New York Daily News. “I just want people to stop shooting and realize who they’re hurting. It’s just random. They don’t understand, they don’t understand who they’re hurting. I should never have to bury my child.”
Trinity Gay tweeted about the restaurant shortly after 2 a.m. and then “Of course they start shootin”.
According to MileSplit, Trinity was a state runner-up in middle school in the 100 meters. More recently, she placed fourth at the state 3A meet in the 100 meters, fifth in the 200 meters and was part of the fourth-place 4×200 meter relay team.
“Our hearts are broken this morning over the loss of Trinity to this tragic and senseless act of violence,” Fayette County Superintendent Manny Caulk said in a statement. “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.”
Lafayette High School Principal Bryne Jacobs said in a statement on Twitter, “We are devastated to lose Trinity. Our Lafayette family will come together to provide love and support for our students and one another during this tragic time.”
Kentucky High School Athletic Association Commissioner Julian Tackett offered his condolences via Twitter.
Ruthless Liverpool suffer defeat on Champion league opener
The holders Liverpool suffer its first defeat against Napoli after Dries Mertens and Fernando Llorente struck late to earn Napoli a 2-0 win at home.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men won the corresponding fixture last term with Mertens’ spot-kick and Llorente’s injury-time goal enough to ensure history was repeated in the Group E clash at the Stadio San Paolo on Tuesday.
Andy Robertson was deemed to have tripped Jose Callejon in the box and, after VAR ratified the penalty decision, Mertens squeezed his penalty past Adrian in the 82nd minute.
Liverpool rode their luck in reaching the knockout rounds in 2018-19 and Jurgen Klopp’s men will again have to bounce back from an away loss to Napoli this year after Llorente’s first goal for the club sealed all three points.
Brazil to host Nigeria and Senegal
Brazil Football Confederation official Juninho Paulista have confirmed frendlies with Nigeria and Senegal.
It will be first ever meeting between Brazil and Senegal, who lost the Africa Cup of Nations final to Algeria and are the continent’s top-ranked African side.
Nigeria, who won Bronze in Egypt, will be meeting Brazil for the second time at senior level following a 3-0 defeat in a friendly in June 2003 in Abuja.
“We chose two of the best African teams because they are high level opponents,” Brazil Football Confederation official Juninho Paulista said on the website.
“It was a wish of the technical commission. So we went after these opponents.”
The friendlies are in line with Brazil’s wishes to play top 50 ranked teams whenever possible.
Brazil’s only other Africa opponent under coach Tite was a 1-0 win over Cameroon in November last year, in a match played in England.
It will be Brazil’s second game in Singapore following a Neymar-inspired victory over Japan in October 2014.
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