Tamera Mowry, Adam Housley devastated as they confirm their niece was one of the victims at the California bar mass shooting
Alaina Housley, who was missing, was one among the 12 victims who were killed in the Southern California mass shooting that happened at Borderline Bar & Grill.
Actress and daytime co-host, Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband, former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley, recently confirmed that their niece, Alaina Housley, who was missing, was one among the 12 victims that were killed in the Southern California mass shooting that happened at Borderline Bar & Grill.
According to NBC, the couple in a joint statement revealed, "Alaina was an incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her and we are devastated that her life was cut short in this manner. We thank everyone for your prayers and ask for privacy at this time."
The devastating news comes after the actress had taken to social media to reveal that her niece was missing. To start off she had replied to a tweet on the day of the shooting. The tweet was apparently from Alaina's friend/suitemate. The suitemate had posted two pictures of Alaina, with a description saying, "My suitemate is still missing, she is wearing denim shorts, a blue flannel and sneakers, pls let me know if you know anything #Borderline." Seeing this tweet, Mowry-Housely immediately replied saying, " Ashley this is her aunt Tamera Mowry-Housley. Can you please DM me your information?”
Adam Housley took to Twitter and wrote that he was "staying positive and praying and hoping and wishing there was more I could do." Seven hours after the teen who just 18 went missing, the star updated on social media stating that she had still been missing. He went to the Los Robles Regional Medical Center around 3:30 a.m. searching for his niece but was barred from getting through. The 18-year-old's iPhone and Apple watch showed her location as still inside the bar long after the shooting happened. The former Fox News correspondent was forced to think of the unthinkable as he confessed to LA Times: “My gut is saying she’s inside the bar, dead,” he said. “I’m hoping I’m wrong.”
We are devastated to report that one of our students, Alaina Housley, was among those who passed away at Borderline in Thousand Oaks last night.— Pepperdine University (@pepperdine) November 8, 2018
Pepperdine University, where Alaina studied, took to Twitter and released a condolence message as well, saying, " Our hearts are broken with the news of this profound loss. We offer our deepest condolences to the Housley family and ask that our community join us in keeping Alaina’s family, friends, and loved ones in their prayers during this incredibly difficult time."
This incident at the Thousand Oaks bar is being considered as one of the deadliest mass shootings since Parkland. The attacker, identified as a decorated 28-year-old Marine Corps veteran from the area, was found dead in an office at the bar after shooting himself, investigators said. 12 people were shot and killed in the tragic shooting.