Police say an Iranian musician fatally shot three people and wounded a fourth in Brooklyn early Monday before turning his gun on himself. Two of the victims were members of the indie rock band the Yellow Dogs, according to the band's manager. The shooter, identified as Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie, 29, entered from the roof of the East Williamsburg townhouse that the Yellow Dogs refer to as home on their Facebook page, according to police commissioner Raymond W. Kelly.
After carrying out the attack, police say Ahkbar retreated to the roof, where he killed himself. The surviving victim, 22-year-old Sasan Sadeghpourosko, was shot in the arm and is in stable condition. The Yellow Dogs' manager Ali Salehezadeh confirmed that guitarist Soroush Farazmand, 27, and his brother Arash Farazmand, 28, the band's drummer, were killed. Salehezadeh says that the third victim was Iranian musician Ali Eskandarian, 35.