Tia Mowry Mourns Death of Tamera's Niece in Thousand Oaks Shooting

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The niece of Sister, Sister actress Tamera Mowery was among the 12 people killed in a mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California on Wednesday night.

Filipino-American college student Alaina Punzalan Housley was among the 12 people killed in the horrific shooting inside a bar in Thousand Oaks, California on Wednesday night (Thursday morning in Manila), the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles said. "We offer our deepest condolences to the Housley family and ask that our community join us in keeping Alaina's family, friends and loved ones in their prayers during this incredibly hard time".

Tamera then replied to her tweeting, "Ashely this is her aunt Tamera Mowry Housley".

Tamera Mowry, 40, rose to fame in the 90s starring on United States sitcom Sister, Sister with her twin Tia Mowry.

Meanwhile, Mowry-Housley connected with Alaina's suite mate, who had posted photos of the young woman, who had gone line dancing at the bar and hadn't been accounted for. Tamera and Adam released a statement to the public regarding the tragedy.

"I mean, you know, I've been on your side the whole time, and to be on this side's not fun..."

A college student named Ashley tweeted that her suitemate was missing after the shooting.

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"My gut is saying she's inside the bar, dead", he said. Tamera's husband Adam feared Alaina was among the dead.

"We were hoping she just went somewhere because of the incident but unfortunately it turns out she was one of the victims", Punzalan said.

"I really don't know what to say other than I love this girl with all my heart and I'd give my life right now for a miracle". "We love u! If you know anything or any information please let us know".

He noted that his niece's Apple devices showed the bar's dance floor as her current location.

Tamera's twin sister, Tia Mowry-Hardict, shared her shock and horror about the news on social media as well.

Adam wrote: "My brother Arik, his wife Hannah, and my nephew Alex are some of the best people you'll ever meet".

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