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One Direction sends love via video to Arapahoe High shooting victim

One Direction is sending a very special message to Colorado high-school shooting victim Claire Esther Davis. The 17-year-old is in a coma after being shot at Arapahoe High School by a fellow student on Dec. 13.

After learning that the senior, described by her family as "amazing and so sweet," was a huge fan of the popular boy band, the guys filmed a message for the young woman.

"What's happened to you is absolutely terrible," Liam Payne says in the video as his fellow bandmates stand by solemnly. "It's something we can't bear thinking about, so we just wanted to share some love with you. All our prayers are with you and your family. Hope you get well soon. Lots of love."

Davis was shot point blank by 18-year-old Karl Halverson Pierson. She suffered severe head trauma, her family said in a statement. Police do not believe that the two were friends, and that she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said of the shooter, "His intent was evil. And his evil intent was to harm multiple individuals."

Pierson killed himself after being confronted by a school resource officer.