She was in the wrong place at the wrong time. And now Claire Davis, the 17-year-old girl who was shot a week ago at Colorado's Arapahoe High School, has died in hospital from her wounds.

Other than the gunman – 18-year-old Karl Pierson, who killed himself after loosing arbitrary shots in the 80-second rampage – Davis was the only person wounded in the shooting that took place mere miles from Columbine High. She was shot in the head by a pump-action shotgun. Police said that Pierson did not appear to know her, and that her shooting – now, her death – was random. 

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson holds a picture of Claire Davis. (AP)
Perhaps sadder still is that it appears there were real hopes she could have made it. She was hospitalized and put into a coma, but her condition was described as "critical but stable." It became clear that matters were worse when a family update suggested things were "very critical" not long before she succumbed Saturday in the late afternoon – the heartbreaking end to a day where vigils were being held to pray for her recovery.

Davis was remembered as a "spunky and bright" girl who loved horses and the band One Direction, who were among the many who offered shows of support.

[Inset via AP.]