LITTLETON, Colo. — A suburban Denver high school student who was shot in the head by a classmate died Saturday afternoon, hospital officials and her family said.
Claire Davis, 17, had been in critical condition after being shot at point-blank range at Arapahoe High School on Dec. 13.
“It is with heavy hearts that we share that at 4:29 p.m. this afternoon, Claire Davis passed away, with her family at her side,” a statement from Littleton Adventist Hospital said.
The Davis family said they appreciated the outpouring of support from the community and thanked the efforts of law enforcement, school officials and medical staff.
The date for a public memorial to honor the teen would be announced later, the hospital’s statement said.
Karl Pierson, 18, shot Davis, who just happened to be sitting nearby with a friend as Pierson, armed with a shotgun, ammunition strapped to his body, Molotov cocktails and a machete, entered the school and headed toward the library. Davis appeared to be a random target, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson has said.