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NYPD: Man Kills 3 Who Threw Him Out of Band

Attack happened early this morning in Brooklyn
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2013 9:11 AM CST
NYPD: Man Kills 3 Who Threw Him Out of Band
The victims are said to be the gunman's former bandmates.   (?)

(Newser) – Four people are dead in Brooklyn today, and sources are pointing the finger at a musician who they say was out for revenge. The New York Post reports that the gunman arrived at a Bushwick building around midnight and began shooting a semi-automatic weapon; police describe a scene littered with spent shells and note there was no indication of forced entry. Two people were murdered on one floor, and a third was killed in bed on a separate floor; a fourth was wounded. The shooter ultimately went to the building's roof and took his own life with a gunshot to the head, reports NBC New York.

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The NYPD says the victims were the man's bandmates, and confirmed the shooter had been booted from the band; they could not verify that was the motive. The New York Times digs up a few details on the unnamed men, who are thought to mostly be in their 20s and members of a band called the Yellow Dogs. The Post's law enforcement sources described the men as Iranians who had been here for some time and were hoping to be granted asylum. (Read more murder suicide stories.)

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