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Olympian's daughter killed in shooting
02:07 - Source: WKYT

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15-year-old Trinity Gay killed in early morning shootout

Trinity Gay was a rising track star at her school

One man has beem arrested in connection with shooting

CNN  — 

The teenage daughter of U.S. Olympian Tyson Gay has died after an early morning shooting in Lexington, Kentucky and police have arrested one man in connection with the crime.

Gay, a former world 100-meter and 200-meter champion, confirmed the death of his 15-year-old daughter Trinity to CNN-affiliate WLEX.

“She didn’t make it. I’m so confused,” Gay told WLEX Sports Director Alan Cutler. “She was just here last week for fall break. It’s so crazy. I have no idea what happened.”

Early morning shooting

The events that took Trinity’s life occurred around 4 a.m. Sunday, according to Lexington police. They said a group of men in two cars opened fire on each other in the parking lot of a Cook Out restaurant. Trinity was shot in the neck. Police said she was not a passenger in either of the vehicles.

The men who were firing on each other fled the scene.

The scene in Lexington, KY where the deadly shooting of Trinity Gay occurred. Source: WLEX

Gay was taken to UK Hospital in a private vehicle, where she later died, police said.

Lexington police located one of the two cars involved in the shootout – a gray Dodge Charger – within a few hours of the incident, and detained two people for questioning. Authorities arrested 21-year-old Dvonta Middlebrooks on Sunday afternoon. Police believe he was in the parking lot when the shooting occurred and fired multiple shots.

He has been charged with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Another man who was questioned by police has not been charged, according to a police statement.

Police are still looking for the second vehicle, which witnesses described as a dark sports car with tinted windows.

Like father, like daughter

Gay, a native of Lexington, is the second fastest man to run the 100-meter in history, behind Usain Bolt. Gay ran the 100-meter in 9.69 seconds in 2009, matching Bolt’s gold-winning effort at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Gay won gold medals in the 100-meter, 200-meter and 4x100-meter relay at the 2007 world championships in Osaka, Japan. He won a silver medal for the 4x100-meter relay at the 2012 Olympic games in London, but had to return it when he tested positive for a prohibited anabolic steroid at the U.S. Championships in 2013. Gay received a one-year ban from the U.S. Doping Agency in 2014.

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Trinity was a rising track star herself. She attended Lafayette High School in Lexington and was a sprinter on the school’s track team, according to CNN affiliate WKYT.