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 a press release.
Alaina Housley, 18, was killed after suspected gunman Ian David Lengthy, 28, opened fireplace 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 discovered that our niece Alaina was one of many victims of final evening’s capturing at Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks,” the couple stated in a press release. “Alaina was an unimaginable younger lady with a lot life forward of her and we’re devastated that her life was lower quick on this method. We thank everybody in your prayers and ask for privateness right now.”
The slain scholar was a freshman at Pepperdine College, in accordance with The Hollywood Reporter.
Lengthy opened fireplace inside Borderline about 11:20 p.m., in the course of the bar’s “school nation evening” occasion, authorities stated. Dean stated it seems Lengthy shot the unarmed safety guard first and turned to the correct to shoot different safety and workers members earlier than opening fireplace on the remainder of the patrons. Nobody on the venue was armed.
About 150 to 200 folks — 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 stated Lengthy tossed a smoke machine into the gang after which, amid the confusion, fired at the very least 30 photographs.