What We Know About The Victims Of The New York City Terrorist Attack

The New York Police Department released the names of the victims of the Halloween terrorist attack this afternoon. Eight people were killed and 11 seriously injured after a man plowed a rented pickup truck through a bike path near the West Side Highway in Manhattan.

Prosecutors have filed federal charges against the man, and the FBI has reportedly located a second man connected with the attack. Mayor Bill de Blasio has called it "a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians."

Among those who were killed are five longtime friends visiting from Argentina who were celebrating their 30th high school reunion, a Belgian woman, and two area men.

Ahead, what we know about the victims so far.

Photo: Courtesy of Ann-Laure Decadt Facebook.
Ann-Laure Decadt

"Ann-Laure was 31 years old and was a fantastic wife and the most beautiful mom to our two sons," her husband Alexander Naessens said in a statement released to ABC 7. "This loss is unbearable and incomprehensible. It's unknown at this time when her remains will be brought back to Belgium. The family emphatically asks that their privacy be respected."

Decadt was on a trip to New York City with her mother and two sisters, who remained unharmed.
Photo: Courtesy of Darren Drake Facebook.
Darren Drake

Drake, 32, lived in New Milford, NJ. His father told ABC 7 that he's an only child and would have turned 33 on November 18. He studied at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.
Photo: Courtesy of Nicholas Francis Cleves Facebook.
Nicholas Francis Cleves

Cleves was a 23-year-old software engineer who reportedly lived on nearby Greenwich Street.
Photo: Courtesy of Diego Angelini Facebook.
Diego Enrique Angelini

Angelini, 47, was one of eight childhood friends from Rosario, Argentina, who had traveled to New York together to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation. He was an architect, according to La Nacion.

The rest of the men are in the slides ahead.
Photo: Courtesy of Alejandro Pagnucco Facebook.
Alejandro Damián Pagnucco

Pagnucco, 48, worked for a construction materials company, according to The Washington Post. His daughter Ornee said visiting the city had been his "dream."
Photo: Courtesy of Ariel Erlij Facebook.
Ariel Erlij

Erlij, 48, was a successful businessman who owned Ivanar, an iron-and-steelworks company. He had organized the reunion trip and paid for his friends who couldn't otherwise afford to come.
Photo: Courtesy of Hernan Ferruchi Facebook.
Hernán Ferruchi

Ferruchi, 47, was also an architect.

"They were five young entrepreneurs, model citizens in Rosario society," Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri said at an event in Buenos Aires. "We all must stand together in the fight against terrorism."
Hernán Diego Mendoza

Mendoza, 47 (third from right), was an architect as well. "Throughout his career, we maintained a close relationship," Salvador Capitano, the technical director of a soccer school in Rosario, told The Post. "He was an exceptional person in every aspect. A father of three children, he was very happy bringing his son to play soccer. He was a simple, nice, and honest person."
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