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Tamera Mowry-Housley's Niece Dies in Thousand Oaks Shooting

Tamera Mowry-Housley's Niece Dies in Thousand Oaks Shooting

Alaina Housley was just 18 and a freshman at Pepperdine University. "My heart breaks. I'm still in disbelief", the actress wrote on Instagram, alongside three photos of Alaina.

Housley added to ET that his wife Tamera Mowry-Housely is devastated following the news and his family will continue to mourn, but hope to celebrate her young life and kindness.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Mowry-Housley's husband, Adam Housley, had visited the Los Robles Regional Medical Center in the early morning of November 8 in an effort to find Alaina, but he was unable to search for her because the hospital was on lockdown. "My suitemate is still missing, she is wearing denim shorts, a blue flannel and sneakers, pls let me know if you know anything", she wrote.

Tamera went on to say, 'I will miss our inside jokes, us serenading at the piano.

In her time at the Vintage High School, Alaina was an honor student who joined the school's varsity soccer team and served in student government in the entire four years before graduating in June.

The actress and co-host of The Real also paid tribute to her beloved niece in an emotional post on social media.

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Several of Housley's suitemates at Pepperdine had gone to the Borderline Bar & Grill on Wednesday and only Housley was missing, one roomie's tweets said Thursday morning.

Scariest detail of all, Adam and Tamera had discovered her location through her Apple Watch and iPhone, which showed she was still at the Thousand Oaks bar, where the ex-Marine, Ian Long, stormed the venue and shot 13 people.

"Please pray", she tweeted out on November 9.

A gunman dressed entirely in black opened fire at the Borderline Bar & Grill, which was holding a weekly "college night" on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing. We love u! If you know anything of any information please let us know.

Likewise, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Houghton shared their condolences on their Instagram Stories, asking for well wishes and prayers from their followers.

Adam Housley also tweeted about Alaina, writing "Please pray if you believe".


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