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Tyson Gay vows to help young after daughter's shooting

Published 22/10/2016

Tyson Gay says he will make sure his daughter's death will not be in vain
Tyson Gay says he will make sure his daughter's death will not be in vain

Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay has said he is exploring ways to mentor local youths after the shooting death of his 15-year-old daughter.

Gay said he was determined that his daughter Trinity's death would not be "senseless", adding: "We must come together as a community to protect each other, giving our young people the tools they need to resolve their conflicts and lead successful lives - the kind that Trinity was well on her way to living."

Witnesses told police that gunfire was exchanged between two vehicles outside a restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky, early on Sunday. Trinity, herself a promising sprinter, was hit by a bullet.

Gay, 34, said he was offering support so the "spirit of Trinity will sprint on long after we say goodbye to her this weekend".

Three men, including a father and son, will appear in court on October 25, facing charges in connection with the shooting.

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