SACRAMENTO -- Gov.
Brown said in a brief statement that he and his wife, Anne Gust Brown, "extend our deepest sympathies to the Gatto family in this time of mourning."
"Those of us in Mike's Assembly family are keeping the Gattos in our thoughts and prayers," Perez said in a statement. "We have faith the
Senate President Pro Tem
"What a terrible tragedy," Steinberg said to reporters at the Capitol on Thursday morning, adding that he planned to call Gatto that day.
"What can you do except let your colleague know that you're here for them in any way, and that's what I'll do," Steinberg said.
Throughout the day, lawmakers expressed shock about the news and offered condolences to their colleague on
"Absolutely heartbreaking news today. My thoughts and many many prayers are with Assemblyman @mikegatto," tweeted Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore).