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

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Shirleen Allicot in the studio with the update on the story.

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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