The tragic shooting in Thousand Oaks, California claimed at least 12 people. One of them was Alaina Housley. She was Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adam Housley’s niece. The Borderline Bar was allegedly hosting a college night for country music fans, and the 18-year-old Pepperdine freshman was with a group of friends when a gunman opened fire.
News of Alaina’s death comes after Tamera and Adam searched for information online. Her suitemate posted a picture of her on social media as the only one of their friends that was unaccounted for a night of line dancing. Tamera reached out to the girl, who said she’d already been in contact with Adam.
When the news of Alaina’s death was confirmed, Tamera and Adam released a statement saying that their hearts were broken. “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.”
Tamera also paid tribute to Alaina on Instagram. She shard that she'd know the child since she was five years old. “I’m still in disbelief. It’s not fair how you were taken and how soon you were taken from us,” she said. “My heart and prayers are with every victim of this tragedy.”