Trinity Gay was hit in an exchange of shooting between two cars ©Instagram

Three men have been charged by police following the fatal shooting of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay’s daughter Trinity.

Chazerae M. Taylor and D’markeo C. Taylor, a father and son, were arrested in connection with the shooting.

Their arrest followed Dvonta Middlebrooks being detained earlier, with the 21-year-old charged with "wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon".

Middlebrooks has been accused of firing multiple shots at the time of the incident, which took place at 4am local time yesterday at a restaurant car park in Lexington in Kentucky.

"Witnesses reported an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles, a grey Dodge Charger and a dark-coloured sports car with tinted windows," a Lexington Police Department statement read.

"A juvenile who was struck at the scene was transported to a hospital by private vehicle and then transferred to UK (University of Kentucky) Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.

"The victim has been identified by the Fayette County Coroner’s office as 15-year-old Trinity Gay of Lexington."

Trinity Gay was an athlete and competed for the Lafayette High School.

Tyson Gay confirmed the death of his daughter to a local television station ©Getty Images
Tyson Gay confirmed the death of his daughter to a local television station ©Getty Images

Tyson Gay, a triple world champion in 2007, confirmed his daughter’s death to the local television station LEX18.

"She didn't make it, I'm so confused," he was reported as saying.

"She was just here last week for fall break.

"It's so crazy.

"I have no idea what happened."

Gay competed at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August as a member of the United States’ men’s 4x100 metres relay team.

He had previously earned a silver in the event at London 2012, but their team were later stripped of their medals after he tested positive for a banned substance in 2013. 

Gay has a personal 100m best of 9.69sec, the joint third quickest time in history.