New Delhi: US sprinter and former world champion Tyson Gay received a big jolt on Sunday when it was reported that his 15-year-old daughter had been shot dead in US state of Kentucky.

Trinity Gay was caught in cross-fire between two vehicles at a restaurant car park, said the Lexington police.

Trinity, 15-years-old, was pierced in the neck by a bullet and was immediately rushed to the hospital after the incidence. However, she succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.

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

Following her father’s footsteps, Trinity Gay was also an athlete and competed for Lafayette High School.  Many on social media paid their condolences to Gay after the news emerged.

Tyson Gay is the current record-holder for the fastest 100m in the United States and is the second fastest 100m runner of all time, topped by Jamaica’s Usain Bolt.