Joe Germanotta spoke to Fox News early Thursday morning, just hours after a suspect shot Gaga’s dog walker with a semi-automatic handgun in Los Angeles and got away with two of her three canines named Koji and Gustavo.
“Our whole family is upset and praying Koji and Gustavo are not harmed,” Germanotta told us.
“Help us catch these creeps,” the pop star’s father added.
Lady Gaga’s father Joe Germanotta (left) told Fox News the singer’s ‘whole family’ is upset as they await answers in the shooting incident that injured her dog walker and resulted in two of her three dogs being stolen. (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS)
Germanotta said Gaga’s dog walker, a 30-year-old male, is a “friend” of the family’s. As of this writing, Germanotta was unaware of his current condition. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported him to a local hospital, LAPD Public Information Officer Jeff Lee confirmed.
“Horrible people in LA,” Germanotta continued. “Shooting someone in order to steal dogs is wrong.”
The “Born This Way” singer is offering a $500,000 reward for information about her dog’s whereabouts. She’s currently in Italy. Those with information on the case are asked to email [email protected]
Lee told Fox News the department is treating the case as an “assault with a deadly weapon.” Detectives are currently investigating the incident.
“The suspect was last observed in a white vehicle northbound of Sierra Bonita Avenue towards Hollywood Boulevard,” Lee added. “No arrest has been made yet.”
Cops say the shooting took place around 9:40 p.m. in the 1500 block of North Sierra Bonita Avenue.
A rep for Gaga did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.