The 17-year-old Colorado girl who was shot in the head during last week’s school shooting spree has died after spending more than a week in a coma.
Claire Davis was pronounced dead at 4.29pm today at Littleton Adventist Hospital after succumbing to her injuries.
On the hospital’s Facebook page officials wrote that Davis was surrounded by her family at the time of her passing.
Pierson, armed with a shotgun, ammunition strapped to his body, Molotov cocktails and a machete, entered the school and headed toward the library, seemingly intent on killing his debate team coach Tracy Murphy.
Davis, who was shot while sitting with a friend, appeared to be a random target, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson has said.
The sheriff called Davis ‘a young woman of principle’ and ‘an innocent young lady.’
Last Sunday, two days after the shooting rampage, Claire’s father said his daughter was ‘not doing very well’ after undergoing surgery.
A short time after her passing today, the Davis family released a statement to Fox31.
‘Although we have lost our precious daughter, we will always be grateful for the indelible journey she took us on over the last 17 years—we were truly blessed to be Claire’s parents,’ the statement read. ‘The grace, laughter …and light she brought to this world will not be extinguished by her death; to the contrary, it will only get stronger.’
Senior Chris Davis, who is not related to Claire Davis, said she loved horses, had a lot of friends and always seemed happy. Chris Davis, whose locker is next to Claire’s, helped organize a fundraising effort for her family.