Wednesday’s mass shooting that claimed the lives of 12 people in a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., hit close to home for actress and TV host Tamera Mowry-Housley, whose niece Alaina Housley, a freshman at Pepperdine University, was among those killed.
E! News reports that Mowry-Housley and her husband, former Fox News Channel correspondent Adam Housley, confirmed Alaina’s death in a joint statement released today.
“Our hearts are broken,” the statement reads. “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.”
Mowry-Housley is a host on the syndicated talk show “The Real” and starred along with her identical twin Tia Mowry on the ABC and WB sitcom “Sister, Sister.” The twin sisters were also the focus of the Style Network reality show “Tia & Tamera.”
Adam Housley posted a photo of Alaina on Instagram, which you can see below. Along with the photo he posted the message: “I really don’t know what to say other than I love this girl with all my heart and I’d give my life right now for a miracle. #thehousleys @alaina.housleyy”