Parents and loved ones of bar-goers still missing from the shooting at Thousand Oaks were desperately “pinging” their phones Thursday — and in some cases, getting the unnerving news that the devices remained on the dance floor.
One of those phones belonged to missing Pepperdine University freshman Alaina Housley, 18.
“My gut is saying she’s inside the bar, dead,” her worried uncle, Adam Housley, told an LA Times reporter outside the Los Robles Regional Medical Center, where he was looking for his niece.
“I’m hoping I’m wrong.”
By late morning, the teen’s Apple Watch and iPhone still showed her location on the dance floor, the uncle said.
Several of Housley’s suitemates at Pepperdine had gone to the Borderline Bar & Grill on Wednesday and only Housley was missing, one of the roomie’s tweets said Thursday morning.
Housley was last seen wearing denim shorts, “a blue flannel” and sneakers,” the suitemate tweeted.
Another of the phones still on the dance floor — and still behind the crime scene tape — belonged to Cody Coffman, 22.
“This is my firstborn son,” Coffman’s father, Jason, told an NBC reporter as he waited frantically for news Thursday morning.
“I’m afraid he was the boy who went towards the gunman and not ran away,” the father said. “That’s the kind of boy that he is.”
The worried father said that the tracking device on the young man’s phone shows that the phone is still at the club, and “It’s not moving. It’s there.”
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