Sister, Sister Stars Tia and Tamera Lose Niece In Thousand Oaks Shooting

Joann Johnston
November 9, 2018

"We thank everyone for your prayers and ask for privacy at this time".

Pepperdine University in Malibu, which Alaina attended, has since confirmed the news as well and expressed condolences to the Housley family.

"My gut is saying she's inside the bar, dead", he told the Times.

Tamera responded to Ashley's tweet, informing her that she is Alaina's aunt and would like to know more about the situation.

The student replied, letting Mowry-Housley know that she had been in contact with Adam but "unfortunately there's nothing new to report at the moment".

The suspect, who reportedly killed himself, opened fire at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks during a college night country music event. She continued the family's tradition of attending Pepperdine University.

Her high school alma mater officials remembered Alaina as a "natural leader and connector", who was loved by her fellow students and the school staff. "I'm hoping I'm wrong", he told the newspaper. "Can you please DM me your information?" Tia Mowry starred alongside her twin on "Sister, Sister". "She is wearing denim shorts, a blue flannel and sneakers", wrote the friend.

"You just don't think that - same stupid quote - you just don't think it's going to happen to you", he said.

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The gunman, identified by authorities as former Marine Ian David Long, has reportedly killed himself after carrying out the attack.

Promptly after confirming their niece's death, Tamera's co-hosts sent messages of love and support to her and her family.

We're hoping and praying that Tamera and Adam's niece is found safe.


"Words can't describe our grief over losing our daughter, Alaina", Alaina's father, Arick Housley, said in a statement.

Alaina was one of almost 20 Pepperdine students who were at Borderline when the shooting occurred Wednesday night. "He died a hero", said Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean.

"Please pray. Please pray", she wrote.

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