Fourth victim in Vegas Shooting from Kern County confirmed dead by brother

Posted at 7:04 AM, Oct 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 18:25:49-04

UPDATE (Oct. 3 3:23 p.m.): A vigil is planned for Kelsey Meadows and victims of the Las Vegas shooting Wednesday night in Taft. 

The candlelight vigil will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4 on the front steps of Taft Union High School. Students, staff and the community is invited to attend.


UPDATE (Oct. 3 8:31 a.m.): Meadows was a Taft Union High School District graduate and substitute teacher. She graduated from Taft Union High School in 2007 and earned her Bachelor's degree from Fresno State University. She had been a substitute teacher for her community since 2012.

“Kelsey was smart, compassionate and kind. She had a sweet spirit and a love for children”, said Taft Union High School principal, Mary Alice Finn.  “Words cannot adequately capture the sorrow felt by her students, colleagues and friends in learning of her passing”. 


A Taft woman reported missing by her family on social media on Monday following the Vegas attack was confirmed to be deceased by her family.

Kelsey Brianne Meadows, 27, was last seen at the concert. Her family rushed to Vegas after they heard of the shooting, according to her sister in law Jessica Meadows.

Her brother posted on his Facebook that Kelsey did not survive the event.