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Members of the Yellow Dogs (l.-r.) Koroush "Koory" Mirzaei, Siavash Karampour, Arash Farazmand and Soroush Farazmand are shown at The Gutter in the Brooklyn. AP Photo/Danny Krug
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RIDGEWOOD — The shooter in an apparent murder-suicide in Brooklyn last week lived in Queens, according to police.

On Nov. 11 at about 4 a.m., authorities responded to a 911 call of shots fired inside a Bushwick home. Officers found three men shot fatally and one with gunshot wounds to the right arm.

Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie, 29, of Ridgewood, was found on the roof of the building with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

The deceased victims were Soroush Farazmand, 27, Arash Farazmand, 28, and Ali Eskandarian, 35. The fourth victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, police said.

Three of the victims were members of an Iranian band called the Yellow Dogs, according to news reports. Rafie, a bass player, had been upset that his visa was about to expire, that he had no money and that he had been banned from playing with local Iranian bands, the New York Post reported.

Updated 3:01 pm, November 15, 2013
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