LITTLETON, Colo. — A suburban Denver community was in mourning Sunday after the death of a 17-year-old high school student who was shot in the head by a classmate.
Claire Davis, 17, who was shot at close at Arapahoe High School in Centennial on Dec. 13, died Saturday, according to hospital officials and her family.
The Davis family said in a statement that they are grateful for the 17 years they had with their daughter. ‘‘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,’’ it said.
The date for a public memorial to honor the teen would be announced later, the hospital said in announcing the death. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.