American killed, 1 injured in Spain attacks

Cesar Mills
August 23, 2017

"And we think of baby Aria. who will never know her Dad".

35-year-old Italian on holiday with his partner and two children. The pair were both first aid assistance volunteers, and the Green Cross Civil Protection Association in the northern Italian town of Bassano del Grappa told CNN that Scomazzon was among the 120 injured in Barcelona. The couple married a year ago and had delayed their honeymoon, he told the station.

Local law enforcement say one person was also killed in a related attack in the early hours Friday in Cambrils. They have not yet been named.

Francisco Lopez Rodriguez, a 60-year-old grandfather from Granada was also confirmed among the dead as has 75-year-old Pepita Codina.

The police force for Spain's Catalonia region says the five suspects shot and killed in the resort town of Cambrils were carrying bomb belts, which were detonated by the force's bomb squad.

Those injured and killed in the separate attacks represented at least 34 different nationalities, according to a preliminary assessment by Catalan police, a sign of the area's popularity with tourists from around the world. Dan Tucker, the father of 43-year-old Lafayette resident Jared Tucker, told ABC7's sister station KGO-TV his son was on his honeymoon when he was killed.

Belgian authorities announced Elke Vanbockrijck, a mother of two, died in the attack on Las Ramblas. "But then he maneuvered left and accelerated full speed down the Ramblas and I realized it was a terrorist attack", Laparra said.

The boy's father is en route from Australia to Spain, Jimenez said.

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The other victim was a 65-year old Italian tourist discovered in the rubble of a collapsed house, local media said. Three children were trapped under a building that had collapsed in La Rita, a small village near Casamicciola.

Forty-two-year-old Jared Tucker of California was considered missing until this afternoon.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said in a televised address that "a number of British nationals were caught up in the attack", but provided no other details on the number of wounded.

"Next thing I know there's screaming, yelling", Nunes told NBC.

Foreign ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said 13 Germans were injured in the Barcelona attack, some of them "fighting for their lives". Among the 14 still hospitalized, five were in serious condition.

She's certain that the loss will permeate the smallest acts, from morning until evening of her daily life.

The state department confirmed a second American suffered a minor wound in the attack as well.

More than a dozen people were killed in the van attack that unfolded on Las Ramblas on August 17. At least three more Italians have been reported injured in a night that saw three terrorist incidents on Spain's east coast.

"It was clearly a terror attack, meant to kill as many people as possible", Josep Lluis Trapero, a senior police official for Spain's Catalonia region told reporters late Thursday.

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