The niece of former Fox Information correspondent Adam Housley and his spouse, actress Tamera Mowry-Housley, was killed within the California bar taking pictures on Wednesday, the couple confirmed in an announcement.
Alaina Housley, 18, was killed after suspected gunman Ian David Lengthy, 28, opened hearth upon a crowd at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., authorities mentioned. It’s believed that Lengthy killed himself after the taking pictures and his physique was present in an workplace close to the doorway of the bar.
“Our hearts are damaged. We simply realized that our niece Alaina was one of many victims of final evening’s taking pictures at Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks,” the couple mentioned in an announcement. “Alaina was an unbelievable younger girl with a lot life forward of her and we’re devastated that her life was minimize brief on this method. We thank everybody to your prayers and ask for privateness right now.”
The slain scholar was a freshman at Pepperdine College, based on The Hollywood Reporter.
Lengthy opened hearth inside Borderline about 11:20 p.m., throughout the bar’s “school nation evening” occasion, authorities mentioned. Dean mentioned it seems Lengthy shot the unarmed safety guard first and turned to the precise to shoot different safety and employees members earlier than opening hearth on the remainder of the patrons. Nobody on the venue was armed.
About 150 to 200 individuals — together with 16 college students from personal Christian college Pepperdine College, together with others from California Lutheran College and California State College Channel Islands — have been inside Borderline when witnesses mentioned Lengthy tossed a smoke gadget into the gang after which, amid the confusion, fired at the very least 30 pictures.