Man found fatally shot inside Gastonia home

Gastonia police are investigating after a man was found fatally shot in a Gastonia home Monday night.

Police were called out to the 1100 block of N. Moderna Street. When officers arrived they found Steven M. Patterson, 47, who had been shot and unresponsive inside the home.

Detectives are looking for the suspect and believe it appears to be self defense.

This case is still under investigation.