Another life taken so soon and for no reason, this time that of a 15 year old girl.
Trinity Gay, daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay, was shot in the neck and later died in the hospital. Trinity, 15, was a star track and field athlete at Lafayette High School in Lexington, Kentucky. She was at a local restaurant when gunfire erupted, which resulted in Trinity being shot and killed.
“She was so innocent, she was so innocent,” said her mother, Shoshana Boyd, to 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.”
Expressions of condolences flooded in through statements and Twitter.
“Our hearts are broken this morning over the loss of Trinity to this tragic and senseless act of violence,” said Fayette County Superintendent Manny Caulk 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 tweeted out “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.”
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