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Suspect In Bushwick Triple Murder-Suicide Had Been Spurned From The Scene

 
Suspect In Bushwick Triple Murder-Suicide Had Been Spurned From The Scene
Posted Tuesday, November 12th 2013 @ 11am

(Christopher Robbins) Police believe that the man who killed three Iranian musicians in their Bushwick apartment building Monday morning before turning the gun on himself was angry that he had been excluded from his former band and the tight-knit group of Iranian artists living in Brooklyn.

Two members of The Yellow Dogs, brothers Soroush Farazmand, 27, and Arash Farazmand, 28, were killed in the shooting. The suspected gunman, Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafi, had once played bass in The Free Keys, another Iranian band that along with The Yellow Dogs had been part of the "small but crazy" underground rock scene in Tehran.

Read More: Gothamist

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