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Tamera Mowry-Housley and father contend niece died in ‘senseless’ Thousand Oaks shooting

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“Sister, Sister” star Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband, Adam Housley, reliable their niece was one of victims in a Thousand Oaks, California shooting.
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A California sharpened left “The Real” horde and “Sister, Sister” star Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband, Adam Housley, devastated after they detected their 18-year-old niece Alaina Housley was one of a victims.

Mowry-Housley reminisced about aged times with her “sweet, honeyed Alaina” on Instagram, pity a array of cinema of her niece.

“I was sanctified to know we ever given we were 5. You stole my heart,” a TV celebrity wrote. “I will skip a inside jokes, us serenading during a piano. Thank we for being studious with me training how to plat your hair, and we will never forget a duet singing a inhabitant anthem during Napa’s soccer game.”

She continued: “I’m still in disbelief. It’s not satisfactory how we were taken…You are gonna make one pleasing angel.”

Alaina, a beginner during Pepperdine University (Housley’s alma mater), had left to a Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, to line dance with friends Wednesday night. She was one of 12 people killed in the mass shooting after a gunman non-stop glow inside a nation song dance bar about 40 miles west of Los Angeles. 

“I’ve been on your side a whole time, and to be on this side’s not fun,” Housley, a former Fox News match told Entertainment Tonight Thursday. “She was an incredible, pleasing lady who didn’t harm anybody, and was vehement to go to Italy for a module overseas.”

Housley described his goddaughter as a “really good girl” and “good tellurian being,” adding that her genocide is “just senseless.” Alaina is a daughter of his brother, Arik Housley.

A matter released to USA TODAY on interest of a Housley family reliable their niece’s death.

“Our hearts are broken. We usually schooled that a niece Alaina was one of a victims of final night’s sharpened during Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks,” a integrate settled around their corner representative, Chantal Artur. “Alaina was an implausible immature lady with so most life forward of her, and we are ravaged that her life was cut brief in this manner. We appreciate everybody for your prayers and ask for remoteness during this time.”

At Vintage High School, Housley was an honors tyro who played on a varsity soccer group and served in tyro supervision all 4 years before graduating in June. 

Vintage High School principal Sarah O’Connor remembered her as a “natural personality and connector,” who was desired by her peers and a propagandize staff. “One of my favorite moments was when Alaina, who played violin in a orchestra, had all of a violinists play ‘Happy Birthday’ for her mom one year. Her mom is an worker here,” O’Connor told USA TODAY. 

Mowry-Housley’s twin and “Sister, Sister” co-star, Tia Mowry, took to Twitter to share a family’s agony: “Our honeyed Alaina Housely is gone. We adore you. We are devastated.”

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Earlier Thursday, a integrate took to amicable media to frantically demeanour for Alaina.

Responding to a tweet about a person’s blank suitemate, Mowry-Housley wrote, “This is her aunt Tamera Mowry Housley. Can we greatfully DM me your information?”

The suitemate tweeted that she’d been in hit with “Adam” and that their niece, Alaina Housley, was the usually one out of “a handful of girls (who) went to line dance tonight” who were unaccounted for.

Housley asked his scarcely 100,000 Twitter supporters for prayers: “Please urge if we believe….pray” for his niece, whom he described as “a pleasing soul.”

Los Angeles Times contributor Andrea Castillo common on Twitter that Housley visited the Los Robles Regional Medical Center looking for his niece. He also stopped by a bar in hopes of anticipating her, ET! reported. 

“A ensure didn’t let him through, observant (the hospital) was on lockdown,” Castillo, who was during a hospital, tweeted. “He pronounced Alaina, a Pepperdine freshman, was during a bar with several friends. Her Apple Watch and iPhone still showed her plcae on a dance floor.”

Castillo tweeted, “Housley pronounced dual of Alaina’s apartment friends jumped by a damaged window to shun and are during a sanatorium with vital potion wounds. As they ran divided from a bar, someone screamed ‘Hey! Get a (expletive) down on a ground!’ They told Housley they trust it was a gunman.”

“But they kept using toward houses nearby Los Robles Greens golf course, where they got assistance from residents,” Castillo wrote.

Housley told a LA Times he feared a worst.

“My tummy is observant she’s inside a bar, dead,” he said. “I’m anticipating I’m wrong.”

At 10:34 a.m. EST, Housley updated his supporters that he had listened “nothing” about his niece, as his mother remarkable on her Twitter account, “We haven’t found her yet. It’s been 7 hrs given a shooting.”

Later Thursday morning, Housley took his grief to Facebook. “I unequivocally don’t know what to contend other than we adore this lady with all my heart and I’d give my life right now for a miracle,” he captioned a print of his niece.

His wife’s twin pronounced she, “Woke adult shocked,” seeking her supporters to “Please pray. Please pray. we am numb.”

She common an Instagram photo and asked her supporters to share any information they might have. 

“Alaina Housley we are praying. We adore u! If we know anything or any information greatfully let us know. We adore you! #borderline,” Mowry wrote.

Mowry-Housley gushed over her niece on Instagram in Mar final year.

The singer captioned a close-up of a teen with teased curls and shimmering eye shadow: “My niece Alaina Housley. we can’t trust we met her when she was five. She now is a Junior in high propagandize doing a print glow with a 70’s theme. Kill it beauty. Good fitness in all your destiny endeavors.”

Following a news of Alaina’s death, “The Real” tweeted condolences.

“We send all a adore and a deepest condolences to a Housleys, a family, during this formidable time.”

Contributing: Ashley May, Cydney Henderson, Rick Jervis

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