Gunman's Family Releases Statement About Shooting

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The parents of the Arapahoe High School gunman released a statement Monday. The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office says Karl Pierson was 18 and a senior at the high school when he opened fire. He shot Claire Davis, who is in a coma right now. Pierson then killed himself.

Below is the statement from Barbara and Mark Pierson.

"We are shattered by the tragic events that took place on Friday at Arapahoe High School. Our thoughts and prayers are with Claire Davis and her family. They, and she, have suffered unimaginably, and we pray for her full recovery. We also pray for the entire Arapahoe High School community, as we know your lives are forever changed by this horrific event.

As parents, we loved our son Karl dearly and we are devastated by what happened Friday. We cannot begin to understand why Karl did what he did. We ask for privacy during this unthinkably difficult time and hope that you will respect our need for time to grieve."