Tamera Mowry-Housley honors niece shot dead in Thousand Oaks, shares her pic on son's 6th birthday

The actress took to Instagram to express her pain and grief over the death of her niece who was a victim of the Thousand Oaks shooting.


                            Tamera Mowry-Housley honors niece shot dead in Thousand Oaks, shares her pic on son's 6th birthday

Tamera Mowry-Housley lost her 18-year old niece to the devastating shooting that took place in Thousand Oaks, California, which claimed 12 lives. Still reeling from her tragic loss, Mowry-Housley took to Instagram to honour her late niece.

On the occasion of her son Aden's sixth birthday, Tamera posted a picture of her son with her niece Alaina, reports ET Online. In the photograph, Alaina has a wide smile as she holds a bouquet of flowers and poses with her cousin. The caption of the snap reads: “Happy 6th birthday Aden! Alaina was excited to come to your birthday party. But as you said buddy, ‘She lives in your heart now.’ We love you.” 


 
 
 
 
 
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Happy 6th birthday Aden! Alaina was excited to come to your birthday party. But as you said buddy, “She lives in your heart now.” We love you.💙

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The actress put up another post earlier this week, expressing her grief over the untimely death of her young niece. The picture was that of Alaina smiling against a backdrop of flowers, with the caption saying, "Alaina. My sweet, sweet Alaina. My heart breaks. I’m still in disbelief. It’s not fair how you were taken and how soon you were taken from us." The caption continued with, "I was blessed to know you ever since you were 5. You stole my heart. I will miss our inside jokes, us serenading at the piano."

Tamera ended the caption fondly recalling her memories with Alaina, writing, "Thank you for being patient with me learning how to braid your hair, and I will never forget our duet singing the national anthem at Napa’s soccer game. I love you. I love you. I love you."



 

Mowry-Housley also sent out her condolences to all the families of the victims of the shooting. The final line of the caption says, "My heart and prayers are with every victim of this tragedy."

Tamera's husband Adam Housley also shared the same post on Instagram, saying that though Alaina is not with them anymore, she will continue to remain Aden's guardian angel, reports People.

The caption of his post read, “He was so excited to give you these flowers and as today as we celebrate his 6th birthday he says you are in his heart Alaina. We miss you so.. but I know you are here and you are with him."

He ended the sentimental post with, "Please be his guardian angel and Arian’s. Happy birthday Aden, as sad as we are, we are so blessed you have a heart like your cousin and we know you will carry her spirit for the rest of your life and make this world a better place.”

The horrific shootout at Thousand Oaks bar claimed the lives of 12 individuals. The perpetrator of the crime was identified as a 28-year-old Marine Corps veteran from the same area.