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Tyson Gay joins Lexington community mourning the shooting death of his daughter

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDRB) -- One day after his teenage daughter was shot and killed in Lexington, Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay said it's our job to come together and protect each other.

Gay, along with hundreds of community members, came together Monday night to remember 15-year-old Trinity Gay.

"She wanted a name for herself, and she was on the path to do that," classmate Kiara Bakins said. "And it just has hurts me that she won't get the chance to do that."

Struggling to hold back tears, Trinity Gay's friend recalled what happened just a few nights ago.

"I seen fire, I heard gunshots ... first thing I did was look for Trinity," Princess Stewart said. "She was wearing a green shirt, and I couldn't see it."

With more than 500 people packing the track where Trinity Gray ran at Lafayette High School, her father, Tyson Gay, begged the crowd to let his daughters death serve as a reminder.

"We all have a life, and we all have dreams," Tyson Gay said. "It's our job to come together and protect each other."

And even more than a day later, her friends still can't believe she's gone.

"We just never would have thought Trinity would get shot that night," Alexa Garner said. "It just doesn't count up."

Police say she was caught in the crossfire of two cars in the parking lot of a restaurant early Sunday morning. She was taken to hospital, but later died.

"Nobody understands what we went through to watch someone die," Morgan Gaines said. "We feel guilty."

Since then, three men have been arrested and charged with wanton endangerment. Chazerae Taylor, D'Markeo Taylor, and Dvonta Middlebrooks all pleaded not guilty.

But as balloons for Trinity sailed to the sky Monday night, her friends know they'll now look to the sky to remember their friend.

"She was there for anybody," Bakins said. "She didn't care who you were. She was someone you could count on, without a doubt."

Those three men are due back in court on Oct. 25. 

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