Vice President Mike Pence extended his sympathies to those affected by the terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday and vowed the United States would help "find and punish" those responsible.

"The latest scenes of carnage and mayhem sicken us all. As the president said earlier today, the United States condemns this terror attack and we will do whatever is necessary to help," Pence said Thursday during remarks at the Panama Canal.

"Whatever inspired today's terror attack, the United States stands ready to assist the people of Spain and find and punish those responsible," he continued. "On this dark day, our prayers and the prayers of all the American people are with the victims, their families and the good people of Spain."

At least 13 people died and 80 were injured after a person drove a white van into pedestrians in the Las Ramblas district of Barcelona.

The area is a large, pedestrian tourist district with shops and stalls.

Videos and photos from the scene showed people lying on the ground in the area where the attack took place.

Local police released a photo of a man, identified as 28-year-old Driss Oukabir, who is believed to have rented the van used in the attack. Oukabir is from Morocco and resides in Ripoll, Spain.

After the attack, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump offered their well wishes to those in Barcelona.

"The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help," Trump tweeted. "Be tough & strong, we love you!"