September 30, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a musician who shot and killed three other Iranian men inside a New York City apartment before committing suicide was upset because he had been kicked out of an indie rock band.
Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie (UH'-lee UHK'-bahr Muh-HAH'-muh-dee RAH'-fee) gunned down the men just after midnight on Monday.
Victims Soroush (SOW'-roosh) and Arash Farazmand (OHR'-ahsh Fahr-OHZ'-mahnd) were brothers who played in a band called the Yellow Dogs.
The third victim, Ali Eskandarian (UH'-lee EHS'-kahn-dahr-ee-AHN'), also was a musician.
Police said Rafie had been kicked out of the Free Keys last year in a dispute over money.
After the shooting, investigators found a guitar case on a rooftop they believe the shooter may have used to carry the assault rifle used in the attack.