During the morning hours of November 8, former “Sister, Sister” star Tamera Mowry-Housely took to Twitter for help locating her niece.
As Dearly previously reported, Mowry-Housely’s niece, Alaina Housely, went missing after a gunman— who was killed at the scene— opened fire at a crowded bar in California.
According to Alaina’s suitemate, a group of them were at Borderline Bar & Grill for college night when shots rang out around 11 p.m. on November 7.
Ashely this is her aunt Tamera Mowry Housley. Can you please DM me your information?
— Tamera Mowry-Housley (@TameraMowryTwo) November 8, 2018
Out of the group of people she was with, Alaina was the only member unaccounted for.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Mowry-Housley’s husband, Adam Housley, said the 18-year-old’s phone and Apple Watch were still showing Alaina inside the bar.
He told the Los Angeles Times:
“My gut is saying she’s inside the bar, dead. I’m hoping I’m wrong.”
Housley also took to Twitter to ask for prayers, calling his niece “a beautiful soul.”
Sadly, the Housely family’s worst fears have been confirmed.
In a statement released to USA Today, Mowry-Housley confirmed their niece was one of the 12 victims killed in the shooting.
The statement read:
“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. 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 was a freshman at Pepperdine University.
Before learning about Alaina’s passing, Tamera’s twin sister, Tia, took to her own Instagram account to also ask for help locating the teenager:
Alaina Housely we are praying. We love u! If you know anything or any information please let us know. We love you! #borderline
Tamera has known Alaina since she was five years old.