Tamera Mowry Remembers Her Niece Who Died in the California Bar Shooting in a Touching Post

Tamera Mowry

Our hearts are still aching for the families and friends who lost a loved one at the Borderline Bar & Grill on Wednesday after a gunman opened fire -- killing 12 people, including a sheriff's deputy. Since the mass shooting, family members have been grieving the loss of their loved ones and looking for answers. Tamera Mowry and her husband, Adam Housley, desperately searched for their niece who was at the bar the night of the shooting ... only to discover she was one of the victims. To honor her memory, Tamera Mowry shared a touching post about her late niece that is full of pain but also gratitude for the time they shared.

  • Tamera took to Instagram to share images of her niece, Alaina Housley, a freshman at Pepperdine University who went to the bar and grill with friends.

    The Real cohost was alerted about her niece's disappearance after one of her suitemates shared images of Alaina on Twitter in hopes of locating her.

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  • "Alaina. My sweet, sweet Alaina. My heart breaks. I'm still in disbelief," she writes in a heartbreaking message.

    She continues in her Instagram post:

    "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."

  • Since sharing her post, Tamera has received an outpouring of condolences and support.

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  • What happened is truly unfathomable.

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    ... and needs to stop as more and more mass shootings continue to happen across the country.

  • And we pray for peace and healing for everyone who lost a loved one.

    There are simply no words.