Tamera Mowry confirms her niece Alaina Housley died in bar shooting

Tamera Mowry-Housley

Tamera Mowry-Housley

Adam Housley is a former Fox News correspondent.

Authorities say a gunman killed 12 people, including a sheriff's sergeant, Wednesday night (local time) at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks.

In a statement released to the media, the couple called Alaina an "incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her". "We thank everyone for your prayers and ask for privacy at this time".

Just hours earlier, the Sister, Sister alum contacted Alaina's college suitemate, Ashley, on Twitter. "Can you please DM me your information?' According to the friend Ashley, Alaina was the only one out of 'a handful of girls [who] went to line dance tonight", and is now unaccounted for.

The two exchanged messages, with the talk show host inquiring whether Alaina was with suitemates who reportedly jumped through a broken window to flee the bar, suffering "major glass wounds".

People comfort each other as they stand near the scene, November 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where a gunman opened fire Wednesday inside a country dance bar crowded with hundreds of people on "college night".

Housley told the Times: "She's an fantastic girl".

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According to reports, Tamera's husband, Adam Housley tried to locate his niece at the Los Robles Regional Medical Center around 3:30 a.m. but was turned away because the facility was on lockdown.

"My gut is saying she's inside the bar, dead", he told the LA Times. "Her Apple Watch and iPhone still showed her location on the dance floor", Castillo wrote.

Adam has since taken to Twitter to ask his followers for prayers for his niece, who he described as "a handsome soul".

Mowry-Housley's sibling, Tia Mowry, who also starred on "Sister, Sister", said she woke up "shocked" to hear the news.

"Yes all the other girls are safe", the suitemate responded to Mowry-Housley, noting that her niece was the only one still missing.

Tamera Mowry and husband Adam Housley.

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