A school shooter left an equestrian critically wounded during Friday’s shooting at Arapahoe High School in Colorado. Authorities have released the victim’s name.
An avid hunter/jumper rider, 17-year-old Claire Davis is fighting for her life. A senior, Davis was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The shooter discharged his weapon from point blank range. Authorities state they do not believe she knew him.
Late Sunday, Davis’ family released a statement regarding her condition. “She is stable but is in a coma. The first responders got Claire to the right place, at the right time, and the doctors and hospital staff are doing a wonderful job taking care of her,” her family said.
“We appreciate your continued good thoughts and prayers, and will provide updates as her condition improves.”
They previously asked for prayers and thanked authorities for saving her life. “Our beautiful daughter Claire Davis has severe head trauma as a result of a gunshot. She needs your continued prayers.”
A hunter/jumper competitor, Davis spends much of her free time with her horse Graphite. She recently attributed her riding success to the gelding online. “Over the past year, Graphite has taught me so much. He has taught me what being a rider is all about. I love this horse to death and wouldn’t be where I am today without him!”
Now, posts on her page focus on messages for Davis.
Aubrey Hubbell posted, “Prayers for sweet Claire and her family through this time. May God wrap His arms around you and give you the strength you need to recover. We love you, pretty girl!”
If you would like to make a donation, the Davis family has requested that the following organizations be supported:
Cards for Claire and the Davis family may be dropped off at the main entrance of the hospital and placed in the “Cards for Claire” box at the Information Desk. Cards may also be mailed to the hospital, at:
c/o Littleton Adventist Hospital
7700 S. Broadway
Littleton, CO 80122
The family asks that no flowers or gifts be delivered or mailed.
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