In the fourth “soft target” terrorist attack in two weeks in America, twelve people died at the country dance bar, Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. A hooded gunman dressed in black opened fire late Wednesday. The incident has destroyed the lives of innocent people going about their daily lives and left their families devastated.
One of the victims was the 18-year-old niece of celebrity, Tamera Mowry, an actress, and model. Another victim was a sheriff’s sergeant. A third was a beloved first-born son whose father shared his anguish with the world.
Mowry and her husband, former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley told USA TODAY:
“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.”
Alaina Housley, 18.
Housley was a student at Pepperdine University, and the niece of former Fox News reporter Adam Housley and actress Tamera Mowry-Housley.
"Our hearts are broken," her aunt and uncle said. "Alaina was an incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her." pic.twitter.com/tmeNVhTdJf
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Tamera Mowry and her husband were desperate to find out what had happened to Alaina Housley after she went line dancing at the Borderline Bar and Grill. They searched for answers and asked for prayers on Twitter when Housley’s suitemate Tweeted that she was missing and that she was unaccounted for among her friends.