‘Please pray’: Former Fox correspondent sends out appeal for niece, fears she was victim in Cali shooting

Former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley asked simply for people to “pray” in the wake of the deadly mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California.

His reason was more personal, as he and his wife, actress Tamera Mowry-Housley, desperately search for their niece who was last seen at the Borderline Bar and Grill where a gunman killed 12 people Wednesday night.

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**Update: Housley’s niece Alaina was reported as one of the deceased later in the day. Adam Housley and his wife released the following statetment:

“Our hearts are broken. We just learned that our niece Alaina was one of the victims of last night’s shooting at Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks. Alaina was an incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her and we are devastated that her life was cut short in this manner. We thank everyone for your prayers and ask for privacy at this time.”

 

Housley tweeted an appeal Thursday morning.

He called his 18-year-old niece, Alaina, a “beautiful soul.”

And responded to requests for updates from friends.

His niece’s iPhone and Apple watch still showed she was on the dance floor, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Times’ Andrea Castillo reported that Housley arrived at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in the early morning hours searching for Alaina, a Pepperdine freshman.

“My gut is saying she’s inside the bar, dead,” Housley told the Times. “I’m hoping I’m wrong.”

His wife had responded to a tweet by someone saying her suitemate was missing after the shooting.

“Ashley this is her aunt … Can you please DM me your information?” Mowry-Housley replied.

Apparently, Mowry-Housley’s niece was the only one unaccounted for in the group who went to the Borderline.

The gunman, reportedly dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt was a Marine Corp veteran possibly suffering from PTSD, opened fire at the Southern California venue Wednesday night, killing at least 12 people and leaving at least a dozen others injured. The suspect was among the dead and a 29-year veteran law enforcement officer died a hero from his injuries.

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