Thousands join sprinter Tyson Gay for vigil to honour daughter Trinity

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Thousands join sprinter Tyson Gay for vigil to honour daughter Trinity

Shoshana Boyd (centre) and Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay (centre right) stand during a candlelight vigil at Lafayette High School for their daughter Trinity (Picture: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston)

Thousands of people joined Tyson Gay at a candlelight vigil last night to remember his dead daughter, Trinity, who was killed over the weekend.

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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.’

Shoshana Boyd (center L) and Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay (center R) stand surrounded by family and friends during a candlelight vigil at Lafayette High School for their daughter Trinity Gay, who died in an exchange of gunfire early Sunday morning, in Lexington, Kentucky October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Shoshana (centre, left) and Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay (centre, right) stand surrounded by family and friends (Picture: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston)

People gather during a candlelight vigil at Lafayette High School for Trinity Gay, the daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, who died in an exchange of gunfire early Sunday morning, in Lexington, Kentucky, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

People gather during the candlelight vigil at Lafayette High School for Trinity Gay (Picture: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston)

Shoshana Boyd (L) and Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay embrace during a candlelight vigil at Lafayette High School for their daughter Trinity Gay, who died in an exchange of gunfire early Sunday morning, in Lexington, Kentucky October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Shoshana and Gay embrace during the vigil (Picture: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston)

Classmates of Trinity Gay gathered in her memory at Lafayette High School, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Lexington, Ky. Several thousand people, including Tyson Gay, turned out Monday night for a candlelight vigil in Kentucky to honor Gay

Classmates of Trinity Gay gathered in her memory (Picture: AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

‘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.

Pairs of track shoes are left on the fence at the entrance to a candlelight vigil for Trinity Gay at Lafayette High School, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Lexington, Ky. Trinity Gay, the 15-year old daughter of Olympian and Lexington native Tyson Gay was shot and killed early Sunday morning. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Pairs of track shoes are left on the fence at the entrance to the vigil (Picture: AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Friends who were with Trinity Gray, the daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, at the time of her death speak before a candlelight vigil at Lafayette High School in Lexington, Kentucky, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Friends who were with Trinity Gray, the daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, at the time of her death speak before the vigil (Picture: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston)

People gather during a candlelight vigil at Lafayette High School for Trinity Gay, the daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, who died in an exchange of gunfire early Sunday morning, in Lexington, Kentucky, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

(Picture: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston)

Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay embraces those gathered during a candlelight vigil at Lafayette High School for his daughter Trinity Gay, who died in an exchange of gunfire early Sunday morning, in Lexington, Kentucky, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay embraces those gathered during a candlelight vigil at Lafayette High School (Picture: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston)

Shoshana Boyd (L) and Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay stand surrounded by those gathered during a candlelight vigil at Lafayette High School for their daughter Trinity Gay, who died in an exchange of gunfire early Sunday morning, in Lexington, Kentucky, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Shoshana Boyd and Gay stand surrounded by those gathered during the candlelight vigil (Picture: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston)

Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay embraces those gathered during a candlelight vigil at Lafayette High School for his daughter Trinity Gay, who died in an exchange of gunfire early Sunday morning, in Lexington, Kentucky, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

(Picture: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston)

Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay speaks during a candlelight vigil at Lafayette High School for his daughter Trinity Gay, who died in an exchange of gunfire early Sunday morning, in Lexington, Kentucky, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Tyson Gay addressed the crowd during the candlelight vigil (Picture: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston)

Classmates of Trinity Gay gathered in her memory at Lafayette High School, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Lexington, Ky. Several thousand people, including Tyson Gay, turned out Monday night for a candlelight vigil in Kentucky to honor Gay

(Picture: AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

People gather during a candlelight vigil at Lafayette High School for Trinity Gay, the daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, who died in an exchange of gunfire early Sunday morning, in Lexington, Kentucky, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Many in the crowd wore pink and purple in Trinity’s memory (Picture: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston)

Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay speaks during a candlelight vigil at Lafayette High School for his daughter Trinity Gay, who died in an exchange of gunfire early Sunday morning, in Lexington, Kentucky, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

(Picture: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston)

People gather during a candlelight vigil at Lafayette High School for Trinity Gay, the daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, who died in an exchange of gunfire early Sunday morning, in Lexington, Kentucky, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

(Picture: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston)

Thousands join sprinter Tyson Gay for vigil to honour daughter Trinity

(Picture: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston)

Classmates of Trinity Gay gathered in her memory at Lafayette High School, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Lexington, Ky. Several thousand people, including Tyson Gay, turned out Monday night for a candlelight vigil in Kentucky to honor Gay

(PIcture: AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

A little girl struggles to keep her candle lit during a gathering in memory of Trinity Gay at Lafayette High School, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Lexington, Ky. Several thousand people, including Tyson Gay, turned out Monday night for a candlelight vigil in Kentucky to honor Gay

(Picture: AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Classmates of Trinity Gay gathered in her memory at Lafayette High School, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Lexington, Ky. Several thousand people, including Tyson Gay, turned out Monday night for a candlelight vigil in Kentucky to honor Gay

(Picture: AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

People gather during a candlelight vigil at Lafayette High School for Trinity Gay, the daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, who died in an exchange of gunfire early Sunday morning, in Lexington, Kentucky, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

(Picture: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston)

People gather during a candlelight vigil at Lafayette High School for Trinity Gay, the daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, who died in an exchange of gunfire early Sunday morning, in Lexington, Kentucky, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

(Picture: REUTERS/Bryan Woolston)

People gather in memory of Trinity Gay

Tyson Gay – the second fastest athlete ever- pictured with Trinity Gay (Picture: ENTERPRISE NEWS AND PICTURES)

Classmates of Trinity Gay prepare to release balloons in her favorite colors in her memory at Lafayette High School, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Lexington, Ky. Several thousand people, including Tyson Gay, turned out Monday night for a candlelight vigil in Kentucky to honor Gay

Classmates of Trinity Gay prepare to release balloons in her favorite colors (Picture: AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Classmates of Trinity Gay release balloons in her favorite colors in her memory at Lafayette High School, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Lexington, Ky. Several thousand people, including Tyson Gay, turned out Monday night for a candlelight vigil in Kentucky to honor Gay

(Picture: AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Classmates of Trinity Gay gathered in her memory at Lafayette High School, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Lexington, Ky. Several thousand people, including Tyson Gay, turned out Monday night for a candlelight vigil in Kentucky to honor Gay

(Picture: AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

A classmate of Trinity Gay offers his sympathy to her father, Tyson Gay, following a gathering in her memory at Lafayette High School, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Lexington, Ky. Several thousand people turned out Monday night for a candlelight vigil in Kentucky to honor Gay

A classmate of Trinity Gay offers his sympathy to her father (Picture: AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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