Olympic Tyson Gay’s daughter shot dead in Kentucky

The 15-year-old daughter of the Olympic sprinter was hit in the neck during an exchange of fire


News Desk October 16, 2016
A file photo of Olympic Tyson Gay. PHOTO: AFP

Olympian Tyson Gay’s daughter was shot dead on Sunday in Kentucky, United States.

According to the BBC, the 15-year-old daughter of the Olympic sprinter was hit in the neck while there was an exchange of fire between two vehicles in a parking space.

She was immediately taken to the hospital but was pronounced dead.

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Gay confirmed the tragic news while talking to a local TV channel. "She didn't make it. I'm so confused. She was just here last week for fall break. It's so crazy. I have no idea what happened," he was quoted as saying.

The famous Olympian is the US 100m record holder, also known for his being joint second-fastest 100m runner by far, after Usain Bolt.

Police have started an investigation.

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