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Arapahoe Shooting Victim Dies

Jillian Morabito |
December 22, 2013 | 11:07 a.m. PST

Executive Producer

The victim, Claire Davis (via Twitter/@KHLlocalnews).
The victim, Claire Davis (via Twitter/@KHLlocalnews).
The 17-year-old Arapahoe victim, Claire Davis, has died after being shot in the head on December 13. 

Karl Pierson went to his school, Arapahoe High School, and opened fire to unsuspecting students and staff. Davis was the only person seriously injured that day, as well as the gunman committing suicide. 

Pierson was armed with guns and Molotov cocktail bombs and was searching for a teacher that had recently placed him on probation with the debate team. The shooting lasted 80 seconds.  

SEE ALSO: Two Injured, Suspect Dead In Arapahoe High School Shooting

Though Davis fought for her life for a week in the hospital, the wounds were too severe to recover. She remained in a coma until her passing. 

"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," said Littleton Adventist Hospital where Davis stayed.

"Last week was truly a paradox in that we lost our daughter, yet we witnessed the wonderful love that exists in the world through the tremendous outpouring of support we received," the Davis family said in a statement. 

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