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(LEXINGTON, Ky.) — Three men pleaded not guilty Monday in connection with the fatal shooting of the teenage daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay.

Trinity Gay, 15, was shot in a Lexington, Kentucky, parking lot around 4 a.m. Sunday during an exchange of gunfire between two cars, police said.

She was later declared dead at a nearby hospital, according to police.

The first arrest announced by the Lexington Police on Sunday was 21-year-old Dvonta Middlebrooks. He was in the parking lot and fired multiple shots, according to his arrest citation. He was charged with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Chazerae Taylor, 38, and his son, D’markeo Taylor, 19, were also arrested.  Both were charged with wanton endangerment, the police said.

D’markeo Taylor has an attorney; Chazerae Taylor and Middlebrooks do not, according to court officials.

Their next court appearance is Oct. 25.

Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, who is from Kentucky, has competed in the past three Summer Olympics. His daughter was also an accomplished sprinter herself.

Tyson Gay spoke to local Lexington station WLEX-TV about the shooting on Sunday.

“It’s so crazy. I have no idea what happened,” Gay told the station.

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