Actor Mark Ruffalo's younger brother SCOTT was gunned down at his home in an execution-style attack, according to new reports.
Scott Ruffalo, 39, was reportedly found with a gunshot wound to the back of the head on Monday (01Dec08) and remains in a critical condition in intensive care at a Los Angeles-area hospital.
According to the New York Post, hairdresser Ruffalo was at his condo in a middle-class Los Angeles neighbourhood when the shooting took place at 1.30am.
Police spokesperson Lieutenant Tony Lee tells the New York Daily News there was "suspicious activity" at the location.
He adds, "If there was a shooting, our detectives would investigate whether it was homicidal, accidental or suicidal. We haven't pinpointed anything yet."
Mark Ruffalo's spokesperson Jessica Kolstad said the actor is with his brother, adding, "I don't have any further comment because there is an ongoing police investigation."
Scott Ruffalo is married to fellow hairdresser, Luzelena Ruffalo, and is stepdad to her daughter, Lucinda.