The 15-year-old daughter of American sprinter Tyson Gay has died after a shooting outside a restaurant in Kentucky.

The Lexington Police Department announced 15-year-old Trinity Gay was killed in the incident which took place in a car park at the Cook Out restaurant in Kentucky.

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION: Police are investigating shooting that killed 15-year-old. Call 859-258-3600 with info.

— Lexington Police (@lexkypolice) October 16, 2016

A statement read: “A juvenile who was struck at the scene was transported to a hospital by private vehicle and then transferred to UK 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.”

USA Track and Field later confirmed the news in a tweet sending best wishes to the Gay family.

Sending our thoughts & prayers to @TysonLGay & his loved ones as they mourn the tragic & senseless loss of his daughter, Trinity.

— USATF (@usatf) October 16, 2016

Trinity Gay had been following in her father’s footsteps by building a sprinting career of some promise.

Tyson Gay, 34, is the USA’s 100 metres record holder and records show that Trinity Gay was a 200m regional champion during the most recent athletics season.