Man shot to death in Gastonia a case of self-defense, police say

One person dead after shooting on Modena Street

GASTONIA, N.C. — Police in Gastonia are investigating after a man was found shot to death inside a home late Monday night.

Investigators said Steven Patterson was shot to death inside a house around 9:30 p.m. on Modena Street.

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Police told Channel 9 that they are not looking for a suspect though and said that the shooting appears to have happened in self-defense.

They are still investigating.

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