Tamera Mowry and Adam Housley confirmed that their niece Alaina Housley was killed within the taking pictures at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, on Wednesday, November 7.
“Our hearts are damaged. We simply discovered that our niece Alaina was one of many victims of final evening’s taking pictures at Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks,” the couple stated in an announcement to Us Weekly on Thursday, November 8. “Alaina was an unbelievable younger girl with a lot life forward of her and we’re devastated that her life was minimize brief on this method. We thank everybody to your prayers and ask for privateness at the moment.”
Earlier on Thursday, Mowry, 40, and Adam, 46, tweeted that they had been looking for their niece, who was a freshman at Malibu’s Pepperdine College. The Sister, Sister alum exchanged messages with Alaina’s suitemate Ashley, who tweeted that the 18-year-old was “the one one unaccounted for” from their group of buddies who went to the bar on Wednesday evening.
Adam, a former Fox Information correspondent, tweeted, “Please pray in case you imagine….pray. My niece. A phenomenal soul. … Staying optimistic and praying and hoping and wishing there was extra I might do.”
Adam advised the Los Angeles Occasions that his niece’s Apple Watch and iPhone nonetheless confirmed her location on the dance flooring. “My intestine is saying she’s contained in the bar, lifeless,” he advised the newspaper. “I’m hoping I’m mistaken.”
Tamera’s twin sister Tia Mowry additionally requested followers for assistance on social media on Thursday morning. “Alaina Housely [sic] we’re praying. We love u!” she wrote on Instagram. “If you recognize something or any data please tell us. We love you!”
A minimum of 12 individuals, together with a sheriff’s deputy, had been killed within the mass taking pictures. The suspected gunman, Marine Corps veteran Ian David Lengthy, was additionally discovered lifeless on the scene.
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