Nightly News   |  December 22, 2013

Mourners remember Colo. shooting victim

Eight days after an Arapahoe High School classmate shot her, Claire Davis died. The 17-year-old died of her severe head injuries. NBC’s Ron Allen reports.

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>>> in colorado, a steady stream of mourners has been visiting a memorial for shooting victim claire davis . the 17-year-old died of her injuries eight days after being shot by a fellow student at arapahoe high school in centennial, colorado. our report from ron allen .

>> reporter: for eight days, this community near denver had hope. today at a memorial, for claire esther davis , they shared their grief.

>> and i just hope she's at peace because every one was hoping she would get better.

>> reporter: a hospital statement said the most advanced medical treatments could not prevent this tragic loss of life. davis had been in a coma on life support . her parents at her side when she died wrote, the grace, laughter and light she brought to this world will not be extinguished by her death.

>> you want to be able to say something to somebody that will fix this. and unfortunately, this isn't fixable.

>> several civilians coming out the south side .

>> reporter: davis was the only student killed, shot randomly at point blank range when classmate karl pierson open fire with a shotgun at arapahoe high. then he killed himself . it was all over in 80 seconds. late today in a statement his parents said, we are heart broken to hear of claire 's passing. last night as word of davis ' death spread, an outpouring of emotion at the high school . many there every night hope this night would never come.

>> it is really not fair that it happened to her. i'm just speechless.

>> reporter: classmates rallied around davis . raising money for her medical care . asking for the nation's thoughts and prayers. #pray for claire trended on social media . being remembered now as a great student and equestrian, an innocent victim of a senseless attack. ron allen , nbc news, new