Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado hospital says Claire Davis, 17, has died more than a week after being shot in the head by a classmate who then killed himself.
Davis had been in critical condition after being shot at point-blank range at Arapahoe High School in suburban Denver on Dec. 13.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson says Davis appeared to be a random target.
Friends and well-wishers had been posting prayers online and raising money to help pay for her medical care.
Authorities say 18-year-old Karl Pierson, who entered the school armed with a shotgun, a machete and three Molotov cocktails, was likely targeting a librarian who had disciplined him. Robinson says Pierson shot Davis before killing himself. The librarian escaped the school unharmed.