Former Bainbridge Island resident killed in Las Vegas shooting

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — A former Bainbridge Island woman was one of the 59 people killed in the mass shooting Oct. 1 in Las Vegas, according to The Washington Post.

Carrie Parsons, a 2004 graduate of Bainbridge High School, was killed while she was attending the Route 91 Harvest festival on the Las Vegas strip.

A total of 59 people died in the shooting, and more than 500 were injured when a lone gunman opened fire on the concert from the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Her death was confirmed by her brother, Jeff Parsons, on a Facebook post Oct. 3, according to the Post.

Parsons worked as a staffing manager for Ajilon, a staffing and recruitment firm in Seattle, according to her profile on LinkedIn.

Officials at Ajilon did not respond to requests for comment Oct. 3 from the Bainbridge Island Review. Parsons has been an employee at Ajilon since January 2014, and previously worked as a staffing manager at Sun Healthcare Group, according to LinkedIn.

At Bainbridge High, she played for the Spartans fastpitch softball and volleyball teams. She was awarded a college arts scholarship from Bainbridge Arts & Crafts and studied at the Art Institute of Seattle and Arizona State University.

While living on Bainbridge, she volunteered for the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island, and in recent years was a volunteer for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Food Lifeline and Northwest Harvest.