Three men have been charged by police in connection to the death of US sprinter Tyson Gay’s daughter, Trinity Gay.
Trinity Gay, who was 15, died early on Sunday morning after being shot in the neck after being caught amid an exchange of gunfire between two parked vehicles at a restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky.
Police say they do not believe that Trinity was in either vehicle when the shots were fired.
According to the BBC, Chazerae Taylor, who is 38, and his 19-year-old son D’Markeo, have been charged for wanton endangerment.
Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, was also charged with wanton endangerment as well as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. All three men are alleged to have fired multiple shots during the shootout.
Witnesses have reported seeing an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles, a grey Dodge Charger and a dark-coloured sports car at around 4am local time on Sunday morning.
Another man was questioned by police in connection with the incident, but has not been charged. The three men charged will appear at Fayette District court on Monday.
Trinity's grandmother, Debra Conley said:
“She was a beautiful person, very outgoing, athletic, always wanting to accomplish something.
"She even said that since her father wasn’t able to win his gold medal that she would win it for him.” She also said that Trinity had been hoping to go to university to become a plastic surgeon."
Her father is the joint-second fastest 100m runner of all-time behind nine-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt.
He has participated in the last three Olympic Games, and was part of the US 100m relay team at the Rio Olympics.
USA Track and Field also tweeted their condolences, saying"
“Sending our thoughts to Tyson Gay and his loved ones as they mourn the tragic & senseless loss of his daughter, Trinity.”
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