Tamera Mowry’s niece, Alaina, was killed at the Borderline Bar & Grill when a gunman opened fire on Nov. 7. The actress and her husband confirmed the tragic news in a statement.
UPDATE: Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adam Housley confirmed that their niece Alaina Housley was one of the 12 victims killed in the Thousand Oaks shooting. “Our hearts are broken,” the couple told Us Weekly. “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.”
In the aftermath of a shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, which left 13 people, including the gunman, dead, some people are still trying to get in contact with loved ones who were at the Borderline Bar during the attack. That includes Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband, Adam Housley, whose niece, Alaina Housley, was reported as being in the dance hall when Ian Long, 28, opened fire. A college student named Ashley took to Twitter to reveal that her suitemate was still missing after the attack, and Tamera responded to reveal her connection to the woman in Ashley’s photo.
“Ashley this is her aunt Tamera Mowry Housley?” the actress wrote. “Can you please DM me your information?” She went on to ask if her niece was one of the girls who fled the scene during the shooting, and if Ashley knew what hospital she could possibly be at. Finally, Ashley responded, “I’ve been in contact with Adam, unfortunately there’s nothing new to report at the moment.” Ashley confirmed that Tamera’s niece was the only one of her friends unaccounted for, and the women then went on to take the rest of their conversation to Direct Message.
By 8:52 a.m. ET, Tamera updated a concerned fan on what was going on. “We haven’t found her yet,” she wrote. “It’s been 7 hrs. since the shooting.” The bar where the shooting took place is popular amongst college students from the nearby Pepperdine University and California Lutheran University. On the night of the attack, the bar had its weekly College Country Night.
Ashely this is her aunt Tamera Mowry Housley. Can you please DM me your information?
— Tamera Mowry-Housley (@TameraMowryTwo) November 8, 2018
Tamera’s husband, Adam, also took to Twitter to beg for prayers for the safe return of the couple’s niece. “Staying positive and praying and hoping and wishing there was more I could do,” he wrote at 9:36 a.m. ET, confirming she still had not been found at that time. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time.