Chancey Bush
Students comfort each other during a candlelight vigil at Clement Park for Dakota Ridge freshman Nathaniel Griego, who died Monday at Swedish Medical Center after being shot by a 15-year-old friend on Friday at his home.

With illumination from the evening stars and the flicker of candles, dozens gathered Dec. 28 at Clement Park to mourn the death of Nathaniel Griego.

The 14-year-old Dakota Ridge High School freshman died several days after being shot on Dec. 23 by a 15-year-old friend at his South Jeffco home, according to authorities.

Friends, acquaintances and peers from Dakota Ridge, Columbine and Chatfield high schools gathered to share a prayer, a hug or a kind memory of Griego.