Tamera Mowry-Housley’s Niece Alaina Housley Buried One Week After Thousand Oaks Shooting

11/17/2018 12:00 AM EST by WBLS Staff

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Twelve Thousand Oaks, Calif residents lost their lives last Wednesday (Nov. 7) after “bored” gunman Ian David Long opened fire inside a local bar. Among the deceased was soon-to-retire Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, and 18-year-old Alaina Housley, a freshman at Pepperdine University and the niece of actress and talk show host Tamera Mowry-Housley.

News broke that Tamera’s niece was present at Borderline Bar & Grill when her suitemate, Ashley, tweeted photos of Alaina and asked anyone to reach out if they knew anything about her whereabouts. The talk show host saw the tweet and immediately responded, saying, “Ashley this is her aunt Tamera Mowry Housley. Can you please DM your information?”

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While the family spent hours trying to locate the 18-year-old freshman, her Aunt Tamera confirmed that Alaina was one of the 12 victims involved in the shooting. She then took to Instagram to share a very personal message to her niece, telling her, “You are gonna make one gorgeous angel.”

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The Housley family has since received an outpour of support from family, friends, fans, and their community, and today they lay their “sweet angel” to rest.

Heartbroken about her loss, Tamera said, “Until we meet again.

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Today we lay you to rest sweet angel. I’ll miss you forever and your sweet smile. Until we meet again