Police seek suspect, motive in Lawndale murder

Po­lice are look­ing for a motive and sus­pect in the shoot­ing death of 20-year-old An­thony Pat­ter­son, who was found on Monday in­side a parked car in Lawndale.

Of­ficer Jill­ian Rus­sell, a Phil­adelphia po­lice spokes­wo­man, said Pat­ter­son, of the 1400 block of Stevens St. in Ox­ford Circle, was killed by a single gun­shot wound to the right side of his head.

Pat­ter­son was found sit­ting in a tan Pon­tiac that had been parked in a drive­way at the rear of the 800 block of Un­ruh Ave.

Of­ficers from the 2nd Po­lice Dis­trict went to the scene at 6:53 a.m. in re­sponse to a re­port of a “hos­pit­al case” and “a man passed out in a vehicle,” Rus­sell said.

Pat­ter­son was pro­nounced dead at the scene at 7 a.m.  ull;•

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