"The Real" co-host Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband Adam Housley are mourning the loss of their niece after learning she was among the 12 people killed in a California mass shooting late Wednesday.
Mowry-Housley responded by identifying herself as Housley's aunt and sought to contact the suitemate directly. The exchange is pretty heartbreaking.
More details about the deadly mass shooting that took place Wednesday night at Borderline Bar and Grill in the California neighborhood of Thousand Oaks are finally starting to emerge.
- Tasneem N (@TasneemN) November 8, 2018 "Our hearts are broken".
A suitemate of the couple's niece, Alaina Housely, went on Twitter to say her friend was missing and offered a description of what she was wearing.
"A guard didn't let him through, saying (the hospital) was on lockdown", Castillo said.
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Adam asked his Twitter followers to pray and expressed hope for a positive outcome.
Rick Kern via Getty Images Tamera Mowry-Housley and husband Adam Housley pictured together. Tia also confirmed the news with a heartbreaking tweet on November 8, writing, "Our sweet Alaina Housley is gone. A handsome soul." Adam is an alumni of Pepperdine University, the university which Alaina was attending. "We love you", she wrote, accompanied by a throwback photo of her, Tamera and Alaina at a wedding.
When speaking to the LA Times, Adam feared the worst and said: 'My gut is saying she's inside the bar, dead.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alaina was a freshman at nearby Pepperdine University.
Adam told the outlet that his niece's Apple watch and iPhone still showed her location as being on the bar's dance floor. "Alaina Housely, we are praying". "We love u! If you know anything or any information please let us know".