Tamera Mowry-Housley has confirmed that her 22-year-old niece, Alaina, was one of the victims in the Thousand Oaks shooting.
“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,” Adam Housley and Mowry-Housley said in a joint statement released by their rep. “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.”
Former Marine Ian David Long entered the bar and opened fire, killing 12 people. He was also killed.
The “Sister Sister” actress first indicated her niece was missing when she responded to a tweet from her niece’s suitemate, who said she was still missing after the shooting. “Ashley this is her aunt Tamera Mowry Housley. Can you please DM me your information?” the actress asked.
Borderline Bar and Grill was hosting its weekly college night when the attack occurred on Wednesday. Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said an investigation is ongoing, and it is unclear what motivated the attack.