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Thursday 21 August 2014

NY indie band members shot dead

Published 11/11/2013 | 22:46

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Police officers talks with a man carrying a guitar near a crime scene in the Brooklyn section of New York (AP)

Three musicians have been shot dead in their New York apartment by a player from another band in a row over money.

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Their killer shot them all at their home In Brooklyn then killed himself.

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

The manager of the Iranian indie group The Yellow Dogs said two of its members were killed, along with another musician who lived with them but was not in the band.

Martin Greenman, 63, who works nearby, said he often saw 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 Yellow Dogs played recent gigs in the New York indie rock scene at venues like the Knitting Factory and Brooklyn Bowl.

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