Tamera Mowry-Housley confirms niece died in Thousand Oaks shooting


"My gut is saying she's inside the bar, dead".

Housley wrote, "Staying positive and praying and hoping and wishing there was more I could do". "She was my goddaughter, you know?" he said.

Housley said his niece had been at the bar with classmates when the shooting occurred.

"But they kept running toward houses near Los Robles Greens golf course, where they got help from residents", she added.

Pepperdine University in Malibu, which Alaina attended, has since confirmed the news as well and expressed condolences to the Housley family.

Alaina's suite-mate, Ashley, posted on social media shortly following the shooting, asking if anyone had details about her missing friend. "I know you always hear those things". Her Fox News correspondent uncle headed over to the hospital in search for his niece at 3:30 a.m. local time.

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"I'm afraid he was the boy who went towards the gunman and not ran away", the father said.

Cody Coffman's father, Justin, told reporters as he fought back tears that the last thing he told his son was "I love you".

Mowry-Housley later wrote, "We haven't found her yet. Can you please DM me your information?" the actress asked.

Shortly after, Mowry-Housley tweeted: "Woke up shocked". "There's people that live a whole lifetime without seeing this, and then there's people that have seen it twice". The tragedy hit close to home as one of the victims is related to millennial darlings, Tia and Tamera Mowry from the hit 90s series, Sister, Sister.

The establishment was hosting its weekly College Country Night packed with students when, around 11:20PM, a gunman dressed in all black opened fire.

The shooter has been identified as 28-year-old, Ian David Long. "13 people, at this time, have been reported dead", Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday morning. He was found dead on the scene but it is now unclear how he died.