Alaina Housley, Tamera Mowry and Adam Housley’s niece, was killed by Ian David Long during the Borderline Bar & Grill shooting in Thousand Oaks, California. Mowry responded to this tweet from @Amowreader:
At around 11 p.m. on November 7, a 29-year-old gunman shot-and-killed 12 people, including Ventura Counter Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Ron Helus. The gunman is dead. Authorities have said that the gunman was armed with a .45 caliber gun as well as some kind of smoke device. Speaking to CBS Los Angeles, the father of a customer at the bar said his daughter said the gunman “knew what he was doing” and had a “purpose.”
Mowry’s twin sister, Tia, has also tweeted about the search saying, “Woke up shocked. Please pray. Please pray. I am numb.” While on Instagram, Tia wrote, “Alaina Housely we are praying. We love u! If you know anything or any information please let us know. We love you! #borderline.”
Here’s what you need to know:
1. In the Initial Aftermath of the Shooting, Housley Was the Only One of Her Friends Who Was Unaccounted for
@Amowreader, who goes by Ashley, had earlier tweeted that “Pls pray for my residence hall, a handful of girls went to line dance tonight and they’re not all accounted for.” Ashley later tweeted that Housley was the only student who remains unaccounted for. Just before 6 a.m. local time, Mowry tweeted, “We haven’t found her yet. It’s been 7 hrs since the shooting.” Ashley and Housley are both students at Pepperdine University. The Pepperdine University Graphic newspaper reports that there around 20 students from the school in the bar at the time of the shooting.
2. Housley’s iPhone Tracker Showed Her Location on the Dancefloor of the Borderline Bar & Grill
The Los Angeles Times’ Kimi Yoshino reports that Housley’s Apple Watch and iPhone “showed her location on the dance floor inside the Borderline Bar.” The Times’ Andrea Castillo tweeted that two of Housley’s friends “jumped through a broken window to escape and are at a hospital with major glass wounds. Castillo said that Housley’s friends believe they heard the gunman, Ian Long, 29, tell people to get on the ground.” Castillo also said that Adam Housley was at the Los Robles Regional Medical Center.
Adam Housley told the Los Angeles Times, “My gut is saying she’s inside the bar, dead. I’m hoping I’m wrong. She’s an amazing girl. I know you always hear those things. You just don’t think that – same stupid quote – you just don’t think it’s going to happen to you.”
Mowry’s husband, Adam Housley, tweeted in the aftermath of the shooting, “Please pray if you believe….pray.” When asked by a follower, “Pray for what?” Housley responded, “My niece. A beautiful soul.”
3. Housley Writes in Her Twitter Bio: ‘No Day But Today’
On her Twitter bio, Housley said that she is part of the class of 2022 at Pepperdine University. Housley added a quote saying, “No day but today.” Housley wrote on November 1 that someone had made an fake account of her on Instagram. Housley tweeted, “Ummmm somebody made an account of me? I am confusion somebody explain.”
Housley wrote on her Instagram bio, “She is messy but she’s kind.” Housley includes a link to HIO Outreach, a soccer charity aimed at providing people with the equipment required for soccer. The “H” in HIO stands for Housley. Housley was a 2018 graduate of Vintage High School.
4. Housley’s Family Owns a Winery in Napa Valley
Housley’s family own a winery, Century Oak, in Napa Valley. A profile on the winery website says that the business was set up in 2000 and that the family has been working in Napa Valley for 35 years. Housley’s father, Arik, is also the owner of two Ranch Market grocery stores in downtown Napa. In 2014, he was interviewed by Fox News about the damage an earthquake caused to his stores. He was quoted at the time as saying, “I knew it was going to be bad. I didn’t expect it to be this bad.”
A Wine Spectator feature identified Housley’s parents, Arik and Hannah, as the co-owners of the winery, along with Adam Housley and Tamera Mowery, as well Adam Housley’s parents, Art and Judy. Housley’s mother is the activities director of the Napa Valley Unified School District, according to her LinkedIn page.
5. Tamera Mowry & Her Husband Are Both Graduates of Pepperdine University
The bar was a popular hangout for college students, including those from Pepperdine University. Adam Housley, a former Fox News reporter, is a political science and telecommunications graduate from Pepperdine, class of 1994. Mowry told the Today show in August 2018 that she and her sister, Tia Mowry, attended Pepperdine University part-time while they filmed their hit show, Sister, Sister.
In July 2018, Housley explained to Yahoo Lifestyle that he and Mowry were set up by Pepperdine economics professor Robert Sexton. Mowry graduated from Pepperdine with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Abnormal Childhood Development.
Pepperdine is a private university that is affiliated with the Churches of Christ.