Barcelona terror attack completely numbed the entire world. A vehicle, apparently driven by a terrorist, killed as many as 14 people and left around 130 people injured. The sight of people being maimed and killed by terrorists in such a fashion is a grim reminder to the entire world about the changing techniques of the terrorists and the easy availability of ‘weapons’ of terror.
People from around three dozen countries belonging to Europe, Asia, America and Australia were either killed or injured in the terrorist attack in Barcelona. A US man who was on a delayed honeymoon to Barcelona was pronounced dead after initially being listed as missing. He and his wife had got married last year and as they were busy at that time in their professions, they took time off to spend time together now.
43-year old Jared Tucker from California and his wife had gone to Barcelona to celebrate their first anniversary in the form of a belated honeymoon. Walking in the area of the famous Las Ramblas boulevard on Thursday, he had gone to find a restroom when he was struck down by the van, his wife Heidi Nunes Tucker told KGO television in San Francisco.
Sara Smith, while writing on her Facebook page said, “Jared Tucker???!!!! He is the guy that even though I haven’t seen him for 20 years, he would hug you and it would be like you had just spoken the day before! This makes me so mad and so sad for our world and my children. Jared was the nicest guy. His family was amazing and always so welcoming! He was one of the good guys! This ISIS attack hit too close to home. I am praying for his wife and daughters and family. I can’t even imagine. I just can’t even form any more words.”
One of their acquaintances told on social media saying “Grew up knowing Jared and his wonderful family from church and school. Keeping Jared and his family in our prayers.” Eric Janson wrote on Facebook, “This has hit home now. I’ve known Jared Tucker since high school. I’ve done many a backpacking trips with him. He’d be one of the tallest people in #Barcelona and easy to spot with his surfer blond hair. It’s sounds like he was on the #LasRamblas when the attack happened.”
Kenneth Sean Finch on GoFundMe page says, “Jared was one of the nicest people I have ever met. Heidi and the girls are so sweet I can only imagine what that are going through. I’m sending out positive vibrations on all wavelengths in hopes that they get through and bring them some comfort.”
The terrorist attack in one of Spain’s most popular tourist areas was the latest of a string of attacks across Europe in the past 13 months in which militants have used vehicles as weapons – a crude but deadly tactic that is near-impossible to prevent and has now killed nearly 130 people in France, Germany, Britain, Sweden and Spain.
Relatives of Jared and Heidi Nunes Tucker’s relatives say that the couple was celebrating their first marriage anniversary in Barcelona. It is said that the wife lost sight of Jared during the chaos of the attack. “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. Jared Tucker owned a pool company in Martinez that he runs with his father. His wife is a teacher at El Sobrante Christian School.