Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, a student at California State University Long Beach, was identified as the first U.S. citizen killed in Friday night’s terror attack in Paris that claimed the lives of at least 129.
Gonzalez, a junior at Strate College of Design was in Paris attending a semester abroad program. It’s not clear where or how she died.
“I’m deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Long Beach State University student Nohemi Gonzalez,” President Jane Close Conoley said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this sad time. 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.”
Meanwhile, Belgium authorities have also said they arrested three individuals following raids in Brussels. Police traced a car’s license plate that was seen near the Bataclan concert hall, where at least 89 people were held hostage and executed by attackers-turned-suicide bombers armed with AK-47s and explosives.