Remembering Claire Davis: Celebration of life for Arapahoe High School shooting victim

DENVER - A memorial service was held  Wednesday for a 17-year-old senior who was fatally shot at Arapahoe High School.

The service for Claire Davis started at 1 p.m. at the National Western Livestock Show complex in Denver.

Davis competed in an equestrian event at the stock show in 2013 and planned to compete again in 2014.

The stock show will rename that event the "Claire Davis Memorial Gambler's Choice Horse Show" for 2014 and plans to observe a moment of silence prior to all ticketed horse shows.

There was no charge for attending the celebration of Claire's life, but all attendees were required to have a ticket issued through Arapahoe High School or or the National Western Box Office.

Davis was critically wounded at Arapahoe High School on Dec. 13 when another senior fired at her with a shotgun. She died Dec. 21.

The 18-year-old student gunman committed suicide.

Investigators say Davis was a random victim and the gunman's likely target was a speech and debate coach who had disciplined him.

Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered flags to be flown at half-staff Wednesday in Claire's honor.

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