The Thousand Oaks shooting hit very close to home for the Housely family of Napa County.
Eighteen-year-old Alaina Housely of Napa County was one of the 12 people who were shot to death in a massacre at a Thousand Oaks bar last night.
Housely was a student at nearby Pepperdine University in Malibu, says Napa State Sen. Bill Dodd in a statement this afternoon. Dodd offered condolences to the Housely family as he also acknowledged the murder of Ventura County sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus. The officer was killed at the Borderline bar by a former Marine who committed suicide in the Western-style club.
“I’m thankful to law enforcement for their quick response to their heinous shooting," says Dodd, "including Sgt. Helus, who was killed while heroically working to save others.”
The young woman was the daughter of Arik and Hannah Housely, reports Dodd. The Housely family owns the Ranch Markets in Yountville and Napa. They have our condolences too.