Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley's niece was one of 12 people killed in a late-night shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Wednesday night (Nov. 7).

Mowry-Housley starred alongside her sister Tia Mowry in Sister, Sister in the '90s. She's now married to Adam Housely, who until recently was a correspondent for Fox News. Alaina Housely was Tamera's niece by marriage (and no relation to Tia).

"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," the Housleys share with USA Today via a joint representative. "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."

News of Alaina Housely being missing came to light on Twitter when Tamera Mowry-Housely responded to her niece's college suitemate, who tweeted about Alaina being missing:

Alaina was part of group of friends who went line-dancing at the Borderline Bar & Grill Wednesday night (Nov. 7). Many of them reportedly escaped during the shooting or shortly after. L.A. Times reporter Andrea Castillo tweeted that she talked to Adam Housely at the nearby Los Robles Regional Medical Center and shared that Alaina's watch and iPhone still showed her location on the dancefloor.

Alleged gunman Ian Long created a smokescreen before firing on bar patrons at the Thousand Oaks, Calif. establishment at about 11:20PM on Nov. 7. He was also killed. More than a dozen people were injured trying to hide or escape the attack. Many of the people in the bar had also been to the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas in October 2017 when a gunman opened fire, killing 58.,
Note: These pictures taken from the area around the shooting are not graphic, but may be disturbing.

See Photos From Outside California's Borderline Bar Shooting

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