In shocking news that has rocked Brooklyn over the past 24 hours, two members of Iranian ex-pat band Yellow Dogs have been shot and killed along with a close friend of the group in an attack in the East Williamsburg HQ. The killer then turned the gun on himself and died from his wounds.

Initial reports were blurry at best, as The New York Times hurried to run to press with a story that two Iranian bands had fallen into a disagreement over money, as was stated by the NYPD.

As events became clearer over the course of the night, the band's manager released an official statement about the tragic event:

"The shooter was not a former member of the band The Yellow Dogs, he was in another band from Iran and the two groups were acquaintances in the past. A personal conflict between the guys resulted in the dissolution of their relationship in 2012. The shooting resulted in the death of two of the members of the Yellow Dogs, Sourosh Farazmand (guitarist) and Arash Farazmand (drummer), along with a friend of theirs, fellow musician and author Ali Eskandarian. The shooter died from a self inflicted bullet wound on site."

Yellow Dogs originally arrived in New York to seek asylum from their home city of Tehran where they had never played live. They were granted asylum last year and released their last EP Upper Class Complexity.