UPDATE: 4:12 p.m. EST: CNN identified a second American killed as Lalo Salines. Her age and where she is from were not reported initially.
Paris victim Lalo Salines, confirmed deceased by father RIP pic.twitter.com/kiWN6yTzf2
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 14, 2015
Nohemi Gonzalez, a California State University-Long Beach student, was identified Saturday as one of two Americans among the 129 people killed in the terrorist attacks in Paris Friday night. Gonzalez was at a restaurant targeted by the terrorists, NBC News reported.
Gonzalez, 23, was a junior at Cal State-Long Beach studying design, and was from El Monte, outside Los Angeles. She was in Paris studying at the Strate School of Design for the semester, the Los Angeles Times reported.
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) November 14, 2015
Gonzalez was one of 17 Cal State-Long Beach students studying in Paris, KABC-TV in Los Angeles reported. The other 16 are believed safe. At least two U.S. citizens from California died in the Paris attacks, NBC News tweeted.
A vigil is being planned to mourn Gonzalez for 4 p.m. PST Sunday. Other Americans were wounded in the attacks, but the U.S. State Department has yet to provide any more details, the New York Daily News reported.
“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,” Cal State-Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley said, according to the L.A. Times. “Our university stands with our nearly 80 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.”
Some mourned the death of Gonzalez on social media. Not much is known about her yet, but some on Twitter have started the hashtag #RIPNohemi.
— Gram4Hill (@HillYesSaysGram) November 14, 2015
The entire Long Beach community mourns the loss of Nohemi Gonzalez. Prayers for her family, friends, and her @CSULB family
— Robert Garcia (@RobertGarciaLB) November 14, 2015
Gonzalez is one of the 129 counted dead from the Paris attacks. In addition, 352 are listed as wounded, with 99 of them critically injured.
— Donna Leinwand Leger (@DonnaLeinwand) November 14, 2015
French police continue investigations at locations where the attacks occurred. The Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, has claimed responsibility.