Monday, November 11, 2013

Iranian rock group involved in murder-suicide

2 from Iranian punk-rock band Yellow Dogs killed with one other. Killer commits suicide.

Matt Pearce writing at LATimes:
....The New York Police Department has identified three Iranian musicians killed by a former friend in a Brooklyn murder-suicide that left four dead early Monday.

Soroush Farazmand, 27, and Arash Farazmand, 28, of the Iranian rock band Yellow Dogs were shot to death along with fellow Iranian musician Ali Eskandarian, 35, at an apartment in East Williamsburg, police said.

Police said Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie, 29, was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on the roof of the victims' apartment.

"The shooter was not a former member of the band the Yellow Dogs; he was in another band from Iran and the two groups were acquaintances in the past," the Yellow Dogs' manager, Ali Salehezadeh, said in a statement provided to the Los Angeles Times on Monday, disputing news reports that the band members were killed by a member who had been kicked out.......

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