An American woman is one of the first victims to be identified in the Paris terrorist attacks. College student Nohemi Gonzalez was eating in a Parisian restaurant when shot by ISIS militants. Rest in peace, Nohemi.
Nohemi Gonzalez, just 23, of El Monte, California, is among the at least 129 brutally murdered after ISIS terrorists stormed Paris and senselessly killed at six different points in the city. A student studying abroad in France from California State University Long Beach, Nohemi was one of 80 foreign students from her school in the city at the time.
Cal State Long Beach released the tragic news by honoring Nohemi’s memory. A junior at the univeristy, Nohemi was studying design, and was studying abroad in Paris at the Strate, ecole de design (College of Design) at the time of her death. On Sunday, November 15, there will be a candlelight vigil held to mourn the brilliant student. No other details about her death have been released at this point.
Two Americans — a man and a woman — were injured in the attacks as well. According to the US State Department, the man, unidentified, suffered a leg injury, but it’s not life-threatening. He’s receiving medical care and has contacted his family back in the United States. The woman, also unidentified to press, suffered a non-life-threatening injury, though it’s not clear what kind. Her family is with her in Paris as she receives treatment.
The attacks on Paris, which left 129 dead and 352 wounded as of press time, are the most serious in France since WWII. French President Francois Hollande has called for three days of national mourning, and raised the nation’s security to the highest levels; all borders are closed, and travel restricted. At last check, police were chasing a car headed from the suburbs into Paris, with four heavily armed men inside.
Our thoughts are with all those in Paris at this time.
— Samantha Wilson