Men charged over shooting of Tyson Gay's daughter

  • 18/10/2016
Tyson and Trinity Gay (Facebook)
Tyson and Trinity Gay (Facebook)

Three men have been charged in connection with a shootout that left the 15-year-old daughter of American Olympic track star Tyson Gay dead.

The shooting happened outside a Kentucky restaurant in the early hours of Sunday morning local time.

The trio, which includes a father and son, allegedly fired multiple shots in an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles in a carpark.

Trinity Gay died after a stray bullet hit her in the neck.

She was taken in a private vehicle to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, the Lexington Police Department said in a statement.

"She didn't make it. I'm so confused," 34-year-old Tyson Gay said.

"She was just here last week for [autumn] break. It's so crazy."

Condolences from the track and field world poured in on social media.

American Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones echoed the sentiment. "Heavy heart today for Tyson Gay and his family," he wrote on Twitter.

Trinity was a rising star on the track team at Lafayette High School in Lexington, her father's alma mater.

AAP / Newshub.