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Gunman Kills Three Musicians Before Killing Himself

Two members of punk rock band Yellow Dogs and one member of Free Keys were shot and killed earlier today in a tragic, horrific murder-suicide that left a total of four dead, including the shooter, and one injured. Twenty nine year old Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie took the lives of brothers Arash, 28, and Soroush Farazmand, 27, and 35-year old Ali Eskandarian while shooting and wounding an as-of-yet unidentified street artist. Rafie then went to the rooftop of the building where the shootings took place and took his own life.

The Farazmand brothers fled Iran in 2010 and were recently granted political asylum. They had fled the repressive Iranian culture and government to purse a career in music. Yellow Dogs frontman Siavash Karampour in 2009 told CNN, “The law has a problem with rock music so we can’t play it.

The NY Daily News has an extensive article on the various facts, details, and theories surrounding this terrible situation.

We send our thoughts and condolences to the friends and family of those whose lives were taken away so needlessly. Below is a song from Yellow Dogs and an acoustic track from Ali Eskandarian.

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  • djblack1313

    i have no idea who this band/these people are but my heart breaks for them/this situation/their families. how F’ed up that the brothers left Iran (for freedom elsewhere) only to be murdered here in the states.

    the US is really a fucked up place (i’m from the US).

    • Voorhees83

      I’m not sure I’d blame the U.S on this one. Seems like they got mixed up in a situation in Iran that possibly followed them to the States. Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie (the killer) doesn’t exactly sound like an American name. I’m only guessing here.

      Anyways it’s a big shame. Lots of scum in the world.

      • djblack1313

        Voorhees83, good point. don’t get me wrong, i’m grateful to be an American but the gun situation here is very daunting.

        • JonathanBarkan

          Apparently Rafie was trying to get back into the band but they weren’t having it. That’s when he snapped and came back with a gun.

          • Jeff Rittenour

            That’s f*cking retarded, sorry.

        • Scurgar

          We don’t have a “gun situation” in America, you moron. Gun crime, and crime in general across all categories, has been going down for YEARS and is on track to hit historical lows. All the while gun laws have been getting more lax.

          • italianzombie

            grow the fuck up idiot – your laws are fucked up – any meathead can buy a gun and go shooting up schools, cinemas and shopping malls. AND YOUR DUMB ASS GOVT support it. Idiotic.

  • italianzombie

    USA gunlaws are atrocious – your pathetic congress and NRA laws are a fucking joke. It seems every week there are people that go on a rampage, and it happens so often no one is shocked anymore.
    If you can’t see what fucked up laws you have, you need to take off ya rose colored glasses and look at it from a non American country.

    • Scurgar

      Fuck off, you moronic greaseball. Non-Americans are the last people any American should listen to about anything regarding our own country. As I already pointed out ALL crime in America has been dropping and that includes ALL gun crime, even mass shootings.

      So keep your stupid fucking thoughts to yourself since you have no idea what you’re even talking about, you eurotrash piece of shit.

      • djblack1313

        Scurgar, LOL. you are easily the most uneducated, mentally challenged person i’ve ever had the displeasure of seeing on this site ever. congrats. holy crap are you dumb. i’m actually embarrassed for you. you really should be embarrassed. your comment is beyond ridiculous. LOL.

        but by all means continue with your uneducated rants. LOL.

        • Jeff Rittenour

          no shit – this guy’s fucking nutsac lol Scurgar you are one SAD, MISGUIDED POS haha…WOW.

        • caydenlewis

          What the fuck are you talking about all he said was they have hit an all time low on mass shootings and killing sprees… and he is right a person from another country shouldnt be telling us how to run our country. So dont call him an idiot for stating facts.

      • italianzombie

        bahaha – what an idiot: non Americans are the only ones who can point out your ridiculous laws you dumb ass motherfucker.

        April 1999 – USA – Two heavily-armed teenagers went on a rampage at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, killing 13 students and staff before taking their own lives.

        July 1999 – USA – A gunman killed nine people at two brokerages in Atlanta, after apparently killing his wife and two children. He committed suicide five hours later.

        October 2002 – USA – Two men killed 10 people in sniper-style shooting deaths that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area.

        April 16, 2007 – USA – A gunman killed 32 people and himself at Virginia Tech, a university in Blacksburg, Virginia.

        November 5, 2009 – USA – A gunman opened fire at Fort Hood, a U.S. Army base in Texas, killing 13 people and wounding 31. An Army major is charged in connection with the rampage.

        July 20, 2012 – USA – A masked gunman killed 12 people and wounded 58 when he opened fire on moviegoers at a showing of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, a suburb of Denver.

        August 5, 2012 – USA – A gunman opened fire during Sunday services at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. He killed six people before he was shot dead by police.

        December 14, 2012 – USA – A heavily armed gunman killed at least 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, and a body was found elsewhere in the town. The gunman was also dead.

        Masked gunman Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday, Dec. 14, killing 27 people, including 20 children and his mother who was a teacher at the school.


        • Jeff Rittenour

          Hey man, but crime and mass shootings are going down. They’re on a decline from the last 5 YEARS (at MOST)…hahaha – this guy is an f’n tool (Scurgar, I mean lol)…

    • djblack1313

      italianzombie, well said. and you clearly struck a nerve with Scurgar. LOL. he’s pretty pathetic and i’m thinking he didn’t even make it out of ninth grade(?). does anyone really feel comfortable with this kind of idiotic, short fused fool carrying a gun? he blows up this easy over a comment, just imagine what he would do in a crowded mall or elementary school.

      it only makes sense that his penis is teeny tiny and his “big man’s” gun makes him feel like it’s not….TEENY TINY. lol.

      • italianzombie

        well said: he obviously is one of the nut case NRA supporters – he should be locked up now before he is the next one doing a mass shooting. I love visiting America, but the gun laws need a serious overhaul, and with half wits walking the streets like that fuck knuckle up there, I hope those changes come soon.

        • djblack1313

          italianzombie, it’s really scary and fucked up that i live in a country with barely able to read nutbags like Scurgar. there’s no shame in not being book smart but there’s NO excuse in being ignorant/dumb. guess which one Scurgar is? lol. good God i still can’t believe that he believes what he wrote.

    • caydenlewis

      I agree with you on a few things but dont say America has gone to shit… and if I looked at it from a non american country I would say hey I would like to live their because if you look at other countrys there are tons more crap their then in america if your still going to be an idiot let me give you an example(suicide bombings, look at mexico cartels etc.) and plus I doubt these people were from America because were ever they are they are from they probaly could of done something way worse. Just stop about saying America sucks its a great country (I dont know what djblack was talking about)
      I think you need to know our government may suck but probaly not as worse as yours…

  • Scurgar

    LOL you stupid fucks refuse to look at facts. Guns don’t cause crime, people do. Crime has been dropping for years and continues to drop and it has nothing to do with our guns.

    All you dumb shits can resort to is “MUH FEELINGS” when it comes to guns. Just admit you’re wrong and you can go back to sucking the government cock you love so much.

    • Jeff Rittenour

      FACT. If crazy person didn’t have access to a gun – he wouldn’t have shot someone. No guns, no shootings. They go hand in hand…you stupid f*ck. 😉

  • koldead

    Hey you ignorant fuck, this is what happened to one of the greatest musicians of our time. You want to count numerous other that were taken down!

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