Alaina Housley, 18, was a victim of the mass shooting at the country music Borderline Bar & Grill in California, USA Today reported. She was attending her uncle Adam Housley’s alma mater, Pepperdine University, in Malibu, California. She was in her freshman year. Alaina Housley was among the 12 people killed on November 7 in Thousand Oaks, California.

Her aunt, Tamera Mowry-Housley, is a host of “The Real.” Mowry-Housley also co-starred in “Sister, Sister,” with her twin sister, Tia Mowry. Her husband is Adam Housley, an Emmy award-winning journalist and former Fox News reporter.

The family is devastated

They are “devastated” by the loss of Alaina, described by her uncle as “excited to go to Italy” to study abroad during her sophomore year. Her life was cut short in a heartbeat following an act of violence. Her death, as Adam described was “senseless.”

Watch tracked niece to dance floor

Alaina went to the Borderline to join friends for line dancing. Her Apple watch and her iPhone tracked her. Tragically, she was on the dance floor, which is where most of the shots were fired by the gunman, VC Star reported.

Two of Alaina’s friends survived by jumping out of a window that was broken. In the mayhem, they were separated and “lost” Alaina, according to the Daily Mail (UK). Her friends sustained “major injuries” and are hospitalized for treatment.

Responding officer killed in gunfire exchange

Sergeant Ron Helus, with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, was also killed. Sergeant Helus was the first officer to arrive at the Borderline. He was shot “multiple times” during a gunfire exchange with the shooter, who is reportedly identified as Ian David Long, 28.

Tamera and Adam Housley reached out on Twitter

Before knowing that Alaina was slain by the gunman, Tamera and Adam reached out on Twitter, searching for their niece.

Tamera and Ashley, a suitemate of Alaina’s, tweeted one another. In their exchange, Ashley stated some of their friends were accounted for, but not her suitemate, the Housley's niece.

‘I love you, son,’ were father’s last words

Also killed at the Borderline was Cody Coffman, 22. Law enforcement told his father, Jason, on Thursday (November 8), that his son was one of the 12 victims of the shooting, the Daily Mail reported. His dad recounted his first and last words shared with Cody on the night he was killed. Jason told his son not to drink and drive. “I love you, son,” were the last words Jason will ever be able to tell his son.

Cody also tracked to shooting scene by phone app

As with Tamera and Adam, Jason was also able to track his son’s last location by his phone.

A tracking app “indicated” that his phone was inside the Borderline, according to the Daily Mail. Jason learned of the shooting at the dance bar from his son’s friends. It was after 1 AM when Cody’s friends were at Jason’s front door, banging on it.

On November 9, Adam replied to a tweet by his brother, Arik Housley, on Twitter, stating that he missed his daughter, Alaina. Adam posted two powerful words that say more than anything anyone may possibly pen about the loss of his niece’s life and the lives shattered by the shooting: “This hurts.”

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