Tamera Mowry-Housley's Niece Confirmed Among Victims In California Bar Shooting
The Real co-host called Alaina Housley "an incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her" on Thursday (Nov. 8).
The niece of The Real co-host and actress Tamera Mowry-Housley has been confirmed as one of the victims of the California Bar shooting that killed 12 people and left dozens injured.
In a joint statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Mowry-Housley and her husband, former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley, said their niece Alaina Housley was killed in the shooting. They also thanked everyone for prayers while calling the college student an incredible young woman.
"Our hearts are broken. We just learned that our niece Alaina was one of the victims of last night’s shooting at the Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks," it reads. "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 18-year-old was a freshman at Pepperdine who attended the bar with friends when suspected gunman David Ian Long shot a security guard and entered the bar, killing 11. The former Marine died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Sister Sister actress pointed out her niece was missing after responding to Alaina's suitemates tweet about the missing college student. Mowry-Housley and Housley shared several messages about Alina on social media, hoping she was alive.
In an interview with The LA Times, Housley said he was told by Alina's suitemates that they were separated once during the shooting when they jumped out a window. Alina's phone was tracked by the girls and landed on the dance floor of the bar.
"My gut is saying she’s inside the bar, dead. I’m hoping I’m wrong," he said.
Tia Mowry also shared prayers before finding out the tragic news.