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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.

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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