2nd suspect in Midtown shooting near Penn Station arrested in Rhode Island

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The second suspect wanted in connection with the deadly triple shooting in Midtown near Penn Station earlier this week has been arrested in Rhode Island.

Authorities say 23-year-old Francisco Alsina, the suspected gunman, was taken into custody by the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Alsina was tracked through his cell phone and finally located at a relative's house.

A silver .380 handgun was recovered inside a bag in his possession. Investigators will not immediately comment on whether that was the weapon used in the shooting.

Alsina is being charged with possession of a firearm by police in Rhode Island, with additional charges pending New York upon his extradition.

The first suspect, 27-year-old Vincent Arcona, was arrested after police said he checked himself into a Bronx hospital overnight Wednesday. He allegedly used an alias when he walked into Bronx Lebanon Hospital at 4 a.m. seeking medication and a psychological evaluation.

Hospital staff recognized him as one of the two men wanted in the Midtown shooting and called police.

The shooting happened Monday at about 6:15 a.m. in the stairwell of a subway station near the McDonald's on West 34th Street and Eighth Avenue. One man was killed and two other injured. Police released surveillance photos of the suspects shortly afterwards.

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