Suspect Identified in Deadly Shooting Near Penn Station: NYPD

Police have identified one of the suspects in a deadly shooting near Penn Station Monday morning.

Wanted posters featuring the face of 27-year-old Vincent Arcona were distributed by the NYPD on Tuesday, a little over a day after the shooting following an argument inside a McDonald's at West 35th Street and Eighth Avenue.

Authorities say that the three victims, all men 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, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said.

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.

All three victims had lengthy arrest records for mostly drug charges, an official familiar with the investigation told the Associated Press.

Two men who attend a nearby methadone program at the West Midtown Medical Group, about a half-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.

Arcona's whereabouts are unknown, but the wanted poster says he should be considered armed and dangerous.

He's described as beign about 6 feet tall and weighing about 300 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. His last known address is in Medford.

Anyone who has information about Arcona should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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