First American killed in Paris identified as California college student

(FOX NEWS)- A California college student is the first American to be identified among the dead from the terror attacks in and around Paris on Friday night.

Nohemi Gonzalez, a 23-year-old California State University, Long Beach student, was the first U.S. citizen named among the scores of dead from the Islamist assault in France, the college said Saturday afternoon.

Gonzalez, a junior, was in Paris attending Strate College of Design during 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."

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