California college student among those killed in Paris attacks

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (KTVU) -  A Cal State Long Beach college student was among those killed in the terrorist attacks in Paris, said school officials.

The university announced that Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, was a junior design student, from El Monte, a city east of Los Angeles.

She was killed at one of the restaurants attacked by suicide bombers Friday night.

Gonzalez was in Paris, attending Strate College of Design, as part of a semester abroad program.

"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 said time," said Jane Close Conoley, President of Cal State Long Beach.

"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 school plans a vigil for her Sunday.

California Governor Jerry Brown offered the following statement regarding Gonzalez' death:

“On behalf of all Californians, Anne and I extend our deepest condolences to the Gonzalez family, Nohemi’s friends and the entire Long Beach State community impacted by this senseless tragedy.”

In Sacramento,  a statement sent out read Capitol flags will fly at half-staff  in recognition of the victims of the Paris attacks.

Los Angeles media outlets report that Gonzalez was one of 17 Cal State Long Beach students studying at the Paris design schoool, but the other students were located and are safe.

Another American, Helen Jane Wilson, was at the Bataclan concert hall to hear the Eagles of Death Metal band perform Friday night when gunmen burst into the venue, killing 89 people.

Wilson told The Associated Press she was shot in the leg and underwent surgery at L'hopital Saint-Antoine.

Wilson said she lived in New Orleans before moving to Paris, where she runs Rock en Bol, a catering company.

According to her Facebook page, Wilson is originally from Los Angeles.

The U.S. State Department says Americans were among the 129 people killed, and 352 people injured in the terrorist attacks.

American officials are now working with the French government to identify the U.S. victims.