NY: Shooter turns gun on himself after shooting fellow rockers

Shooter fires at musician, kills himself
New York, Nov 12: Members of two popular Iranian indie bands were shot by a fellow rocker on Monday in Brooklyn, who later on turned the gun on himself, a report in the CNN said.

According to the report in the CNN [read here], the deceased have been identified as Soroush Farazmand, 27, his brother Arash, 28 and another injured 35-year-old Iranian musician, Ali Eskandarian.

Farazmand was in a band named Yellow Dog's which was formed by him whereas his brother was a drummer with a band, Free Keys.

According to reports, the police said that the shooter, Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie was a member of the Free Keys. Police officials said that there was a small fight that broke out between, Rafie and the Yellow Dog.

Deceased brothers fled from Iran fearing backlash to their music

Both the brothers had fled Iran and had settled down in the United States fearing backlash in their country.

After the shooter opened fire at the brothers, he shot another man, an artist in the arm before he turned the gun on himself on the roof of a building.

Yellow Dogs, were termed as poineers of the independent rock scene in Tehran and had managed to garner attention, when the band contributed to the sound track of a film called, 'No One Knows About Persian Cats,' that won an award at the Cannes Film Festival.

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