Tyson Gay exploring ways to mentor youth after daughter's death
Trinity Gay with her father Tyson Gay in Georgetown, Ky., on May 3, 2014. (Mark Maloney / Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, October 21, 2016 11:22PM EDT
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay says he will help explore ways to mentor youth in Lexington after the shooting death of his 15-year-old daughter over the weekend.
Gay said in a statement released Friday that he's determined his daughter's death won't be "senseless. 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 early Sunday. Trinity Gay was hit by a round.
Tyson Gay offers support so that the "spirit of Trinity will sprint on long after we say goodbye to her this weekend."