Members of indie rock band Yellow Dogs shot in NY

Members of indie rock band Yellow Dogs shot in NY

Members of indie rock band Yellow Dogs shot in NY

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by Associated press

ABC News

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 1:34 PM

   NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City police say musicians killed in a shooting at their Brooklyn apartment were members of the Iranian indie rock band The Yellow Dogs. 

The band's manager says the shooter was a member of a different group. Police say he opened fire and killed three people, then went to the roof of the East Williamsburg row house, where he killed himself.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says there had been a dispute over money.

Authorities initially thought the shooter was a former member of the band.
 

The shooting happened shortly after midnight in a row house in East Williamsburg, an industrial neighborhood home to mostly warehouses where artists can rent cheaper space than in trendier parts of the city.

Police found a 27-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the chest on the second floor. Two others were found shot in the head on the floor above, a 35-year-old and another whose age wasn't immediately known. Another member, 22, was wounded in the arm and was stable at a hospital.

The gunman was found on the roof with a self-inflicted shot to the head, police said. A rifle was found next to the body.

The victims' names were not immediately released.

Martin Greenman, 63, works around the corner from the shootings and said he would see the band members coming and going with their instruments.

"They seemed really nice, not violent or anything, just your typical guys," he said. "They never caused any trouble. I see them almost every day, it's really a shock."

The group played recent gigs in the New York indie rock scene at venues like the Knitting Factory and Brooklyn Bowl.

 

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