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Friends remember Olympic athlete's teen daughter gunned down in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDRB) - Just 15-years-old with so much potential, the daughter of an Olympic athlete was shot and killed in Lexington over the weekend. 

"I really didn't want it to go down that way. It shouldn't have been her," said Trinity Gay's friend, Taylor Middleton. 

Middleton says she keeps thinking about what happened early Sunday morning. She was in the parking lot of a Lexington restaurant off Broadway when shots were fired. She says she immediately looked for Trinity. 

"As I'm crawling toward her, she's crawling toward me, and she's like, 'I'm shot, I'm shot,'" Middleton said. 

Trinity is the daughter of track and field sprinter Tyson Gay. She was taken to the hospital but didn't make it. Investigators say people in two cars exchanged gunfire at the scene and Trinity was hit. 

Three people have been arrested in connection to the case. 

Chazerae Taylor, 38, and D'markeo Taylor, 19, who police say are father and son, were arraigned on wanton endangerment charges Monday. Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, is also charged with wanton endangerment. All three men pleaded not guilty. 

Police say they're not looking for any more suspects, but the investigation is ongoing. 

"When you lose someone like Trinity, it impacts the whole community, not just those who were closest to her," said Lafayette High School Principal Bryne Jacobs. 

Cleats now hang next to the track where Trinity used to run, and students created a banner remembering the Lafayette High School sophomore. 

"Her mom shared with me earlier today how it was one of Trinity's goals to do something even her father had never done and win a gold medal, and go off and do medical school and become a surgeon," Jacobs said. "Those were goals Trinity had and was on her way to achieving." 

She wasn't given the chance to reach those goals, but a vigil at the school Monday night will recognize all she was able to accomplish in her short life. 

The vigil starts at the Lafayette High School track at 8 p.m. WDRB News will have a report at 10 and 11 about the event. 

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