After being ousted from a band, an unidentified Brooklyn man brandishing an assault rifle fatally shot his three bandmates and then himself early Monday.
The musical group, “The Yellow Dogs,” was comprised of Iranians who were seeking asylum in the U.S., law enforcement sources told the New York Post. The murder-suicide occurred at a Bushwick building where some of the members of the band likely lived.
The attack occurred around midnight Monday. Carrying a Century Sporter .308-caliber semi-automatic weapon with a 20-round magazine, the gunman fired on a 22-year-old standing outside. He was hit twice in the arm, but is expected to live.
The gunman then entered the building, continuing to fire round after round, the Post reported. NYPD found spent bullet shells throughout the building.
Two people were shot on the first floor. A third was shot in bed on the third floor.
He fired into a bathroom where a couple was hiding. They were not hurt.
On the roof of the building, he fatally shot himself.
A neighbor, who identified himself as Frank, told the Post that the building was host to a lot of loud parties.
“During the summer it was ongoing, really loud parties with the street blocked off by gypsy cabs,’’ Frank said. “It was the usual hipster rave scene.’’
Because the victims families still live in Iran, the NYPD is working with the U.S. Department of State in order to notify them.