Tamera Mowry-Housley updated her social media accounts late Thursday with tributes to her niece, Alaina Housley, who died in the mass shooting at a California country music bar early Wednesday, Nov. 8.
The 18-year-old, who is Tamera’s niece on her husband Adam Housley’s side of the family, was studying law at Pepperdine University.
“Alaina. My sweet, sweet Alaina. My heart breaks. I’m still in disbelief,” Tamera captioned a photo tribute on Instagram.com.
“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.”
Former Marine Ian David Long, 28, opened fire at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif. just before midnight.
13 people, including the gunman, are confirmed dead.
Replying to a Twitter user named Ashley’s request for information about her missing roommate, Tamera wrote: “Ashely this is her aunt Tamera Mowry-Housley. Can you please DM me your information?”
When Ashley explained she has been in contact with Adam, Tamara asked, “Ok. Thank you. Is she the only one unaccounted for?” and was told the other girls from Ashley’s residence hall who went to the line dance “are safe”.
Fox News correspondent Adam also took to Twitter, asking people to pray for “beautiful soul” Alaina.