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 fireplace upon a crowd at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., authorities stated. 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 discovered that our niece Alaina was one of many victims of final night time’s taking pictures 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 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 keeping with The Hollywood Reporter.
Lengthy opened fireplace inside Borderline about 11:20 p.m., through the bar’s “school nation night time” occasion, authorities stated. Dean stated it seems Lengthy shot the unarmed safety guard first and turned to the suitable to shoot different safety and employees members earlier than opening fireplace 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 — had been inside Borderline when witnesses stated Lengthy tossed a smoke machine into the group after which, amid the confusion, fired a minimum of 30 photographs.