Assemblymember’s Father Discovered Shot and Killed in his Home

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Los Angeles Police were summoned to a home in the 2800 block of Bright Lane in Silver Lake at 8:15 p.m. last night.

“We [discovered] a man in his late 70s who suffered a gunshot wound,” said Officer Bruch Borihanh.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Justin Hager, spokesman for Assemblymember Mike Gatto confirmed the victim was in fact the Assemblymember’s 78-year-old father Joseph.

According to a LAPD spokesperson a family member made the discovery of the body.

Gatto was notified of his father’s passing last night in Sacramento.

“He is devastated,” Hager said.

Joseph Gatto is a retired teacher from the Los Angeles County School for the Arts.

“[Assemblymember Gatto] is grateful to the LAPD for their kindness and [professionalism],” Hager said.

The investigation is ongoing.

If anyone has any information or may have seen anything they are encouraged to call LAPD at  (877) 527-3247 or to leave an anonymous tip call (800) 222-8477.


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