Unfortunately, Tamera Mowry and her husband, Adam, received devastating confirmation that their niece, Alaina Housley, was one of the thirteen victims of the Thousand Oaks, California, shooting. On Instagram, Tamera wrote a heart-wrenching statement on the loss of her cousin.
It was revealed earlier in the week that Tamera and Adam were concerned for the wellbeing of their niece. Tamera spoke with some of Alania’s friends on Twitter and asked for her information so they could speak in private.
You can check out her post below:
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Alaina. My sweet, sweet Alaina. My heart breaks. I’m still in disbelief. It’s not fair how you were taken and how soon you were taken from us. I was blessed to know you ever since you were 5. You stole my heart. I will miss our inside jokes, us serenading at the piano. Thank you for being patient with me learning how to braid your hair, and I will never forget our duet singing the national anthem at Napa’s soccer game. I love you. I love you. I love you. You are gonna make one gorgeous angel. My heart and prayers are with every victim of this tragedy.
Later on, Adam spoke with reporters and said that he wasn’t allowed into the hospital to find out if she was there or not. Reporters said to him that officials had the hospital on lockdown.
Scariest detail of all, Adam and Tamera had discovered her location through her Apple Watch and iPhone, which showed she was still at the Thousand Oaks bar, where the ex-Marine, Ian Long, stormed the venue and shot 13 people.
Unfortunately, it comes after several prolific shootings in 2018, leading to the March For Our Lives protest succeeding the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Highschool.
According to new reports, Ian Long once attacked his track and field coach, Dominque Colell. When she was a track and field coach at age 28-years-old, she got Ian into trouble because his phone was going off in the middle of practice.
When she went to call his mother, to see if it was his phone, Ian supposedly lunged at her and grabbed her buttocks and stomach, in an attempt to retrieve his cellular device. The very next day, explained Colell, Ian returned to the field with flowers and begged to be back on the team, an offer she refused.
Later on, administrators and others said that it would be a better idea to allow him on the team, that way it wouldn’t affect his application for the United States Marine Corp. Colell said that she wasn’t shocked to hear it was him who later opened fire.