Claire Davis, the Arapahoe High School senior who was shot by a classmate on December 13th in Colorado, died Saturday afternoon.
From NBC News:
The 17-year-old senior who was in a coma after being shot point-blank at a Colorado high school last week died Saturday with her family at her side, hospital officials said.
Claire Esther Davis, a senior at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., was critically injured when student gunman Karl Halverson Pierson, 18, entered the school building on Dec. 13 armed with a shotgun and multiple rounds of ammunition.
In a statement posted on the Littleton Adventist Hospital’s Facebook page, officials said Claire’s injuries “were too severe and the most advanced medical treatments could not prevent this tragic loss of life.”
The teen passed away at 4:29 p.m. local time (6:29 p.m. ET).
The full statement from Littleton Adventist Hospital reads as follows:
It is with heavy hearts that we share that a 4:29 p.m. this afternoon, Claire Davis passed away, with her family at her side. Despite the best efforts of our physicians and nursing staff, and Claire’s fighting spirit, her injuries were too severe and the most advanced medical treatments could not prevent this tragic loss of life. Claire’s death is immensely heartbreaking for our entire community, our staff and our families.
The Davis family would like to thank everyone who have sent their best wishes and prayers, and are grateful for the kindness and support of the community. They know that you all are mourning with them, and again request privacy during this time of grief.
Information regarding a public celebration of Claire’s life will be announced at a future date. Please feel free to continue to leave cards for the Davis family in the Cards for Claire box, located within the main entrance of the hospital.
There had been an outpouring of support for Claire and her family from the community as she remained in critical condition following the shooting. A day after the tragic event, hundreds gathered for a candlelight vigil to rally in support of the high school senior and her family.
A fund has been established to honor Claire Davis, according to TheDenverChannel.com/ABC 7 News.
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