Police identified one of the suspects yesterday in a triple shooting near Penn Station following a dispute that started in a nearby McDonald's.

A pair of hooded men, including 27-year-old Vincent Arcona of Medford, Long Island, first walked up to the group as they were having coffee in the fast food restaurant on 8th Avenue, near 35th Street on Monday morning, authorities said. The two groups had a brief argument, police said, before the suspects left.

The three victims then left the McDonald's at about 6:15 a.m. and were followed into the stairwell of the 34th Street A/C/E station. Four shots were fired, hitting all three victims.

Investigators believe the motive for the shooting was possibly drug-related. Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said on Monday the area is an "active narcotics location," adding that police have made 52 drug-related arrests so far this year in front of and inside that McDonald's.

A representative for the McDonald's did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the shooting.

Posters were hung around midtown, describing Arcona as "armed and dangerous."

Angel Quinones, 43, was shot in the neck and pronounced dead at the scene.

William Lamboy, 45, was shot in the neck and stomach, and Eddie Torres, 48, was shot in the leg. Both were taken to Bellevue Hospital Center.

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