Reports are coming in confirming that an American woman was a victim in the Paris attacks, CNN reports. According to the LA Times, 23-year-old Nohemi Gonzalez, a Cal State Long Beach student, was among at least 129 killed in the attacks. A statement issued on Cal State's website states that Gonzalez was a junior design student attending Strate College of Design during a semester abroad program. She was originally from El Monte, California. According to NBC News, Gonzalez was reportedly "killed at one of the restaurants struck by terrorists" on Friday, Nov. 13.
"I’m deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Long Beach State University student Nohemi Gonzalez. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this sad time,” said President Jane Close Conoley in a statement on the Cal State website. “Our university stands with our nearly eighty foreign exchange students from France as they struggle with this tragedy. We will extend all support necessary to comfort them. We will also extend support to all students, faculty and staff who are in need."
The statement also shared that the university will be holding a vigil for Gonzalez and the other victims, beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday.