By Shaynah Ferreira 11/14/2015
A string of terror attacks stunned Paris leaving 129 killed, 352 injured and 8 attackers dead. Saturday, investigators announced Americans were among the dead and the first face has been released:
The first American victim identified was Noehmi Gonzalez, a 23-year old college student from California. The aspiring designer was studying in Paris for a semester program sponsored through Long Beach University. The campus is preparing to honor their fallen classmate and friend through a candlelight vigil scheduled for Monday night, just 72 hours after the Paris attacks.
Gonzalez died after terrorist opened fire at a local Parisian restaurant where she was with several other students. The school says the remaining students studying through the semester abroad program in France are safe.
President Obama made a statement following the panic calling the attack “an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians.” He continued to say, “we stand prepared and ready to provide whatever assistance the people of France need to respond.”
Vice President Joe Biden was also among those to take to social media in support for the city of Paris, saying:
U.S Secretary of State, John Kerry posted saying:
Democratic presidential front-runner, Hillary Clinton sent a message to her followers on Facebook in the midst of preparation for the 2nd Democratic debate in Des Moines, Iowa.
GOP Presidential hopeful, Donald Trump posted a message of prayer for the victims and hostages: