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

"My niece Alaina Housley".

Twelve people, including a sheriff's sergeant, were killed in a shooting in a crowded bar in Thousand Oaks, California, late Wednesday night. It is believed that Long killed himself after the shooting and his body was found in an office near the entrance of the bar.

"Our hearts are broken", the pair told The Hollywood Reporter about their niece's passing in a statement.

They called Alaina Housley "an incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her". "We thank everyone for your prayers and ask for our privacy at this time".

According to the Napa Valley Register, Alaina graduated from Vintage High past year, before becoming a student at Pepperdine University, where her suitemate had tweeted a photo of her earlier in the day, saying she hadn't come home from the bar.

He fired rounds at more than 100 patrons, who were attending a college country night at the popular music venue, killing 12 and injuring at least a dozen people, many of whom are students from the schools in the area.

"Staying positive and praying and hoping and wishing there was more I could do", Adam wrote on Twitter.

"A guard didn't let him through, saying (the hospital) was on lockdown", Castillo said.

Housley told the L.A. Times earlier today that he feared the worst.

Mowry-Housley responded by identifying herself as Housley's aunt and sought to contact the suitemate directly.

In an terrible twist, Adam Housley was one of the reporters on the ground who covered the 2015 San Bernardino shooting, according to CBS 2 anchor Peter Daut.

Alaina's suite-mate, Ashley, posted on social media shortly following the shooting, asking if anyone had details about her missing friend. "Can you please DM me your information?" the host wrote back.

He noted that his niece's Apple devices showed the bar's dance floor as her current location. "Please do me a favor and introduce yourself in person and see what the result will be", Housley responded.

  • Rogelio Becker