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2 Charged in Deadly Shooting Near Penn Station



    2 Charged in Deadly Shooting Near Penn Station

    The NYPD has arrested and charged two men in connection with a fatal shooting near New York's Penn Station earlier this month. 

    Police on Monday identified the suspects as 23-year-old Francisco Alsina and 27-year-old Vincent Arcona, both of Long Island.

    Alsina faces charges of murder, attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

    Police charged Arcona with tampering with physical evidence and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

    1 Dead, 2 Hurt in Shooting Near Penn Station: NYPD

    [NY] 1 Dead, 2 Hurt in Shooting Near Penn Station: NYPD
    An argument that began inside a midtown McDonald's restaurant early Monday erupted in gunfire at the steps of a nearby subway entrance when a gunman shot three men, one fatally, near Penn Station. Police said they were investigating whether narcotics may have been a motive in the shooting. Marc Santia reports.
    (Published Monday, Nov. 9, 2015)

    It wasn't immediately clear if they had attorneys who could comment on the charges.

    Three men were shot on Nov. 9, one fatally, at a subway entrance near Penn Station following a confrontation.

    Police say that the three victims, all in their 40s, were drinking coffee when a heavy-set man in a black hooded sweatshirt engaged them in a brief conversation, left the restaurant and then waited for them to exit, following the group into a subway station, where he fired four times.

    A 43-year-old man shot in the neck was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. A 45-year-old shot in the neck and stomach and a 48-year-old man shot in the thigh were taken to Bellevue Hospital, they said. The 45-year-old man was listed in critical condition later Monday.

    Two men who attend a nearby methadone program at the West Midtown Medical Group, about half a block from the where the shooting took place, said they knew two of the victims. They said both men came to the clinic for years.

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