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Posted: November 08, 2018

Thousand Oaks shooting: Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adam Housley confirm niece died at Borderline Bar

VIDEO: Victims of the Thousand Oaks Shooting

By Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. —

Update 11:40 a.m. PST Nov. 8: Adam Housley and Tamera Mowry-Housley have confirmed that their niece was killed in the shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California.

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“Our hearts are broken. We just leaned that our niece Alaina was one of the victims of last night’s shooting at Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks,” the couple said in a statement, according to People. “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.”

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Tamera Mowry (L) and Adam Housley are searching for their niece, 18-year-old Alaina Housley, who was out with friends at the time of the shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in California.

Original report:

Actress and talk show host Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband, former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley, are searching for their niece after a shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. Twelve people, including a deputy, were killed. The shooter was also confirmed dead by authorities.

Related: Thousand Oaks shooting: What we know about the victims

People reported that Mowry-Housley replied to a tweet early Thursday in which a girl said her suitemate was missing

“This is her aunt Tamera Mowry Housley. Can you please DM me your information?”

The girl replied that she had been in contact with Mowry-Housley’s husband, to which “The Real” co-host replied, “Ok. Thank you. Is she the only one unaccounted for?”

“Yes, all the other girls are safe,” the suitemate replied.

Related: Thousand Oaks shooting: 12 killed, including deputy, at California bar; suspect also dead

The couple’s niece, Housley said, is 18-year-old Alaina Housley, who was at the bar with friends.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Housley arrived at Los Robles Regional Medical Center to look for his niece, but a guard didn’t allow him in as the facility was on lockdown.

Housley said his niece’s Apple Watch and iPhone showed her location as the dance floor of the bar.

“My gut is saying she’s inside the bar, dead,” he said. “I’m hoping I’m wrong.”

Housley said two of his niece’s friends lost her in the fray.

On Twitter, Housley asked for prayers and said he is staying positive.

“Please pray if you believe....pray,” he said, later tweeting, “Staying positive and praying and hoping and wishing there was more I could do.”

 

Mowry-Housley’s twin sister, actress Tia Mowry, also tweeted asking for prayers.

“Woke up shocked. Please pray. Please pray. I am numb.”

 

Housley told LA Times he called the hotline and went to the crime scene, but wasn’t told much.

“We haven’t found her yet,” Mowry-Housley tweeted at 5:52 a.m. Pacific time. “It’s been 7 hrs since the shooting.”


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