The niece of former Fox Information correspondent Adam Housley and his spouse, actress Tamera Mowry-Housley, was killed within the California bar capturing 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 stated. It’s believed that Lengthy killed himself after the capturing 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 capturing at Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks,” the couple stated in an announcement. “Alaina was an unbelievable younger girl with a lot life forward of her and we’re devastated that her life was reduce brief on this method. We thank everybody on your prayers and ask for privateness right now.”
The slain scholar was a freshman at Pepperdine College, in response to The Hollywood Reporter.
Lengthy opened hearth inside Borderline about 11:20 p.m., through the bar’s “school nation evening” occasion, authorities stated. Dean stated it seems Lengthy shot the unarmed safety guard first and turned to the best 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 non-public Christian faculty Pepperdine College, together with others from California Lutheran College and California State College Channel Islands — have been inside Borderline when witnesses stated Lengthy tossed a smoke system into the group after which, amid the confusion, fired at the very least 30 pictures.