The niece of Tamera Mowry-Housley and husband Adam has passed away in the Thousand Oaks bar massacre.
The Housleys confirmed Alania Housley’s death in a statement to USA Today.
“Our hearts are broken. We just learned that our niece Alaina was one of the victims of last night’s shooting at Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks,” the couple stated via their joint representative, Chantal Artur.
“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.”
Alania Housley, 19, was a Pepperdine University student — the alma mater of her aunt and uncle.
Late Wednesday, a lone gunman — later identified as Ian David Long — turned the Borderline bar into a bloodbath when he unleashed a barrage of gunfire at unsuspecting patrons. It was college night
A total of 12 people were killed, including “hero” police sergeant Ron Helus, who was first to descend on the scene. Long was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
As news broke of the California mass shooting, the Housleys took to social media in search of Alania.
The young woman shared that she was in contact with “Adam,” adding that the rest of their roommates were accounted for.
Adam asked for prayers, as did Tamera’s twin sister Tia.
Please pray if you believe….pray.
— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) November 8, 2018
Woke up shocked. Please pray. Please pray. I am numb.
— Tia Mowry (@TiaMowry) November 8, 2018
Things began to look bleak as it was more than seven hours since anyone has heard from coed.
My gut is saying she’s inside the bar, dead,” he told the LA Times. “I’m hoping I’m wrong.”