host Tamera Mowry-Housley shared a heartfelt note to her niece, who was killed earlier this week in the Thousand Oaks shooting in California.
Alaina Housley, an 18-year-old student at Pepperdine University, was part of the 12 killed when a gunman opened fire late Wednesday during “college night” at a bar.
According to USA Today
, the shooter, identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long, also died during the massacre.
Mowry-Housley took to her Instagram to tribute her niece with husband Adam Housley.
“Alaina. My sweet, sweet Alaina. My heart breaks,” she wrote. “I’m still in disbelief. 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.”
She continued: “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.”
Our thoughts are with the family.