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Arizona State University graduate killed in Las Vegas concert shooting

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PHOENIX — A woman who graduated from Arizona State University has been identified among the victims of the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

Carrie Parsons, 31, who lived in Seattle, was killed in Sunday’s attack, which left 59 dead and more than 500 injured, the worst mass shooting in modern American history.

The Kitsap (Washington) Sun reported Tuesday that Jeff Parsons, the victim’s brother, wrote on Facebook, “We have news that my sister Carrie has passed away due to her wounds as part of the shooting in Vegas.

“We have no more news, as we are not yet permitted to see her. Neither I, nor my family will be available to talk for some time. Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and space.”

Carrie Parsons, who grew up in Washington State, attended ASU from 2004-2008, graduating with an arts degree.


She returned to the Northwest, where she eventually became a manager for staffing company Ajilon, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Her friend, Carolyn Farmer, posted to singer Eric Church’s Facebook page that Parsons was a big fan of his. Church performed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Friday.

Police said Stephen Paddock, 64, shot from the windows of a room on the 32nd floor at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino lasted nearly 10 minutes.

Paddock was found dead in the room with almost two dozen other high-caliber weapons by a SWAT team.

The gunman’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, who had been out the country for just over week, returned Tuesday night and was met at Los Angeles International Airport by federal authorities for questioning.

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