LONG BEACH — A California college student killed in the Paris terrorist attacks was at a restaurant with fellow Long Beach students when she was fatally shot, school officials said Saturday.
Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, a senior studying design at California State University, Long Beach, was taking part in an exchange program at the Strate College of Design in France.
One of her Long Beach schoolmates in Paris saw Gonzalez get shot, but she was able to escape from Le Petit Cambodge restaurant. She told school officials she saw Gonzalez carried away on a stretcher.
"I and the entire campus are heartbroken to share this terrible news," said Jane Close Conoley, president of the university.
Design professor Michael LaForte said Gonzalez stood out in the tight-knit department.