Niece of "Sister Sister" actress Tamera Mowry, ex-Fox News reporter Adam Housley dies in shooting

Alaina Housley was among Thousand Oaks victims
Posted: 12:06 PM, Nov 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-08 20:10:13Z

(AP/KGTV) - "Sister Sister" actress Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband Adam Housley said that their niece was one of the victims in Wednesday night's mass shooting at a Thousand Oaks bar.

The couple released a statement to confirm Alaina Housley’s death.

“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.”

A Pepperdine University suitemate of the couple's freshman niece went on Twitter to say her friend was missing and offered a description of what she was wearing.

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

Housley's suitemate said on Twitter that Housely was among a group of women who went dancing at the Borderline Bar & Grill and did not return.

During the search, Mowry-Housley's husband, former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley, took to Twitter to ask: "Please pray if you believe....pray."