Thousands of people joined Tyson Gay at a candlelight vigil last night to remember his dead daughter, Trinity, who was killed over the weekend.
The Olympic sprinter stood on the track at Lexington’s Lafayette High School and thanked people for their support after the 15-year-old’s fatal shooting early on Sunday.
The teenager’s mother, Shoshana Boyd, was also present.
Gay told the crowd he was numb from crying over his daughter’s death, adding: ‘I want you guys to love each other, have peace and protect each other.’
‘That’s what Trinity would have wanted. … Life is not a joke.’
The crowd was a sea of pink and purple – Trinity’s favourite colours – with some releasing balloons in her memory.
Three men charged in connection with the shooting pleaded not guilty Monday and face an Oct. 25 court date.
A bail of $5,000 each was set for Chazerae Taylor, 38, and his son, D’Markeo Taylor, 19, on wanton endangerment charges.
Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, is charged with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His bail was set at $12,500.