Welcome to Thursday morning's L.A. Now Live chat. At 9 we'll be joined by Times staff writer Ari Bloomekatz, who has been one of the reporters covering the news that Joseph Gatto, father of Assemblyman Mike Gatto, was found shot to death at his home Wednesday night in Silver Lake.
The body of Joseph Gatto, 78, was found at about 8:15 p.m., slumped over a desk in his home in the 2800 block of Bright Lane, Los Angeles police Lt. Richard Parks said.
Firefighters and paramedics who responded to the scene determined that he had been shot in the abdomen by a small-caliber gun, Parks added.
“The residence had been ransacked to a certain degree,” he said.
Gus Villaneuva of the LAPD told reporters at the scene Thursday that investigators were combing through the crime scene and would be canvassing the neighborhood to look for witnesses and anyone else with useful information.
Join us for a discussion about the shooting. Readers can submit their questions and we'll get to as many of them as we can.