Barcelona terror attack has taken a US live too. A California man has been pronounced to have been killed in the Barcelona, Spain terrorist attack that was reportedly perpetrated by terrorists who are believed to belong from Morocco and some other nationalities.
Spain’s Prime Minister has accused Islamist terrorists for the attack. Meanwhile ISIS or Daesh has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack caused by a car that was used to mow down innocent tourists from different parts of the world.
ISIS, the terrorist organization that is inspired by extremist Wahabi ideology espoused by the Saudi royal family, has claimed responsibility of many lone wolf attacks in the past, though security experts claim that it may not always be directly behind the attack, though it teaches the ideology of hate. But this was not a lone wolf attack and there are reasons to believe that the terrorist maybe more directly involved in the attack and may not be only behind indoctrination of the terrorists.
In the meantime, the US national who lost his life has been identified by authorities as Jared Tucker. The man, who was on a romantic vacation with his wife, lost his life when a van directly drove into a crowded street full of tourists.
Around 13 people have reportedly lost their lives in the macabre attack. More than 100 people are said to have injured in the mayhem also.
42-year old Jared Tucker of Lafayette, California, according to his relatives was visiting Barcelona with his wife, Heidi Nunes Tucker. It is said that the couple lived in the San Francisco Bay area.
Spanish authorities have said that people from as many as 34 different nationalities were deceased and wounded. This includes tourists from France, Germany, China, Australia and Peru, Spanish emergency services announced Friday.
On the other hand US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a news conference Friday that officials were “still confirming the injuries and deaths of others.” “We express our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of this individual, and obviously the others who have suffered loss of life. We offer our thoughts and prayers to their families as they’re going to be dealing with a very few tough days ahead of them,” Tillerson said.
Jared and Heidi Tucker’s relatives say that the couple were celebrating their first marriage anniversary in Barcelona. It is said that the wife lost sight of Jared during the chaos of the attack. “She returned to the Promenade in Barcelona in the hopes of finding out what happened to him. Friends of the couple have gone on social media trying to get out the word,” KTVU reported.
“I don’t know how you feel. I’m not angry, necessarily. But more important, I just don’t understand it…It’s just hard to understand how anything like that could happen. And what’s really bizarre is what are the chances of one person in the whole United States being in Barcelona and being involved out of the 13 people fatally attacked by the terrorists, would be Jared. His first time in Europe”, Jared’s father told a cable network.
Tucker’s nephew, Paul Luke in a Reddit thread said, “My mother is boarding a flight tonight to be with (Tucker’s) wife tomorrow…Jared’s burial wishes were to be cremated, but that cannot be done until the investigations have finished. My mother and his wife will be in Barcelona for an undetermined amount of time until final arrangements can be made.”
It is said that Jared Tucker owned a pool company in Martinez that he runs with his father. His wife is a teacher at El Sobrante Christian School”.