The niece of former Fox News correspondent Adam Housely died in the California bar shooting Wednesday, according to a statement from the family. (Fox News)
Alaina Housley, 18, was killed after suspected gunman Ian David Long, 28, opened fire on a crowd at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., authorities said. It is believed that Long killed himself after the shooting and his body was found in an office near the entrance of the bar.
“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,” the couple said in a statement. “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.”
The slain student was a freshman at Pepperdine University, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Housley, who was a senior correspondent for Fox News, departed the network earlier this year after 17 years.
A gunman clad in black entered Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California Wednesday evening. Before turning the gun of himself, he murdered Housley and 11 other people.
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