Assemblyman Mike Gatto is expected to arrive in LA on Thursday following the discovery of his father shot to death in his Silverlake home. Police responded to his residence on the 2800 block of Bright Lane around 8:15pm on Wednesday.
Cops say that a family member found 78-year-old Joesph Gatto slumped over a chair dead with a gunshot wound. The Los Angeles Times reports that family member was his sister who hadn't heard from him all day.
The house appeared to be ransacked and police believe Gatto may have been a target as his profession was jewelery design.
So far no arrests have been made.
Mike Gatto is a Democrat in the 43rd State Assembly district. He represents the communities of Atwater Village, Burbank, Glendale, Hollywood, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Los Feliz, Montrose and Silverlake.