DEVELOPING — Early-morning shooting reported in Kearny, full details forthcoming

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We’re gathering the details of a shooting early this morning at the Vermella Apartments on Passaic Avenue, Kearny, and will bring them to you as soon as they are official. In the interim, there is no need for the public to panic as it appears all involved were known to each other — there was absolutely nothing random about the shooting, police say. Check back for updates throughout the day.

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Kevin A. Canessa Jr. is the editor of and broadcaster at The Observer, a place where he has served on and off since 2006. He is responsible for the editorial content of the newspaper and website, the production of the e-Newspaper, writing several stories per week (including the weekly editorial), conducting live broadcasts on Facebook Live, including a weekly recap of the news — and much more behind the scenes. Between 2006 and 2008, he introduced the newspaper to its first-ever blog — which included podcasts, audio and video. Originally from Jersey City, Kevin lived in Kearny until 2004, lived in Port St. Lucie. Florida, for four years until February 2016 and in March of that year, he moved back to West Hudson to return to The Observer full time. Click Here to send Kevin an email.