Long Beach,
09:51 PM

Campus Community Mourns Tragic Death of Cal State Long Beach Student Killed in Compton

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2017) - Vice President of Student Affairs Carmen Taylor today released the following statement in response to the death of Estephan Hernández, a 21-year-old senior sociology student who died in a drive-by shooting Thursday, Sept. 28, outside his home in Compton.

We mourn the death of Estephan Hernández, who was an esteemed member of our Beach family. He was a scholar on track to receive a bachelor’s degree in sociology next spring. Hernández was on the president's list of academic achievement for four semesters. He was a valuable member of our Men’s Success Initiative, a mentoring program that provides support to African American and Latino male students. Our hearts go out to Estephan's family and friends at this difficult time.

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help the family: www.gofundme.com/estephanhernandez. Everyone who is able to contribute is encouraged to do so. Counseling for students, faculty and staff is available as needed during this difficult time.