It was just about 2:42am on this bitter cold Tuesday, January 13, 2015, when officer Michael Santucci was driving along the quiet route 7 highway and noticed a suspicious vehicle in the empty parking lot of Route 7 Grille. Upon further investigation he discovered a male in the driver’s seat severely bleeding from the head. The man was in possession of a handgun and was the victim of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Kearny EMS and paramedics were immediately dispatched and transported the victim to University Hospital in Newark. As of 11:00am, the patient is in serious condition. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification to his family.