This morning, hours after the bar shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, Tamera Mowry and her husband Adam Housley told followers that their niece Alaina was missing.
Alaina, 18, was a college freshman at Pepperdine. She had been at the bar with friends for college night when a shooter opened fire on the crowd. Alaina’s college suite mate Ashley tweeted that Alaina wasn’t accounted for after the shooting. We now know that she was killed.
“Our hearts are broken,” Adam Housley told People. “We just learned that our niece Alaina was one of the victims of last night’s shooting at Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks. 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.”
Adam’s most recent Instagram post, a photo of Alaina, was immediately filled with comments. “Praying for you, Tamera, and all of your family,” said one follower. “I am so sorry to hear about your niece. So heartbreaking. God bless your family in this difficult time.”
Adam’s and Tamera’s followers immediately started leaving comments on Alaina’s Instagram as well. “God bless you my dear — may you rest in sweet sweet paradise,” wrote one person. Another person commented: “Only 18 years old. This world is a cruel, cruel place. RIP Alaina and condolences to your loved ones.”
At least 12 people were killed in this tragic shooting, and about 10 others were shot. One of the people who was killed was Ron Helus, a Ventura County Sheriff’s sergeant.
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