Estephan Hernández, a 21-year-old senior sociology student at Cal State University Long Beach, died as a result of 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,” wrote Carmen Taylor, vice president of Student Affairs at the university, in a statement this week. “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 set up to help the family is available at gofundme.com/estephanhernandez.