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Ridgewood musician kills himself, three others in Brooklyn shooting

A Ridgewood man fatally shot himself and three fellow musicians at a Brooklyn home Monday morning, according to police and published reports. Read more: The Queens Courier

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Ridgewood musician kills himself, three others in Brooklyn shooting


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

A Ridgewood man fatally shot himself and three fellow musicians at a Brooklyn home Monday morning, according to police and published reports.

Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie, 29, allegedly killed the three men and wounded a fourth just after midnight at a residence on Maujer Street in East Williamsburg, said cops.

Two of the homicide victims, Soroush Farazmand, 27, and his brother, Arash, 28, were both members of Yellow Dogs, an indie band that originated in Iran, according to published reports.

The third victim, Ali Eskandarian, 35, was reportedly not a part of the band, but was also a musician.

The wounded victim, a 22-year-old man, was shot in the right arm and was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he remains in stable condition, said cops.

Police said they discovered Rafie dead on the roof of the Maujer Street home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and a rifle next to his body.

Rafie was a member of another Iranian band, the Free Keys, the New York Times reported. Members of both bands were acquaintances, but Rafie was no longer a part of the Free Keys.

According to reports, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the shooting seems to have stemmed from a dispute over money “involving an indie rock band.”

 

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