“Our hearts are broken. We just learned that our niece Alaina was one of the victims of last night’s shooting”
Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband’s 18-year-old niece Alaina Housley was confirmed as one of the victims in the Thousand Oaks Bar mass shooting.
At least 12 people were killed and several others were wounded or sustained minor injuries during the devastating event.
A statement was issued to USA Today on behalf of Mowry-Housely and her husband, former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley:
“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,” the couple stated via their joint representative, Chantal Artur. “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.”
Earlier the couple took to social media, hoping to find more information on their niece. Los Angeles Times reporter Andrea Castillo tweeted that Housley even visited the Los Robles Regional Medical Center looking for Alaina.
No further information is currently out on the other victims. But police have identified the shooter who used a .45-caliber Glock handgun with an extended magazine on it. CNN reports that Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean told reporters that the extended magazine was illegal in California.
The shooter’s motive is still unknown.