Concert honors musicians killed in East Williamsburg murder-suicide

Friends of a local indie rock band at the center of a murder-suicide in East Williamsburg last week will be honoring the victims during a

The group the Yellow Dogs lost two bandmates and a fellow musician during a rampage at their apartment.

The group the Yellow Dogs lost two bandmates and a fellow musician during a rampage at their apartment. (11/18/13)

BROOKLYN - Friends of a local indie rock band at the center of a murder-suicide in East Williamsburg last week honored the victims during a special concert Monday night.

The drummer and guitarist of Iranian group the Yellow Dogs and another local musician were killed when police say fellow performer Ali Akbar Mahammadi Rafie went on a shooting rampage inside the bandmates' home before taking his own life.

Surviving members of the Yellow Dogs are still trying to cope with the loss of their friends, brothers Farazmand, 28, and Soroush Farazmand, 27, and Ali Eskandarian, 35. A fourth victim, Sasan Sadeghpouroskou, was wounded in the shooting.

The men were remembered during an emotional candlelight vigil at Cameo Gallery, which was followed by a concert at Brooklyn Bowl, where some of the group's favorite acts performed in their honor. More than 100 friends and fans came out to honor the victims and support the survivors.

The two surviving members of the Yellow Dogs are still grieving and did not speak on camera. They previously posted a statement online, which reads in part, "To say we are heartbroken does not come close. These are the darkest hours of our lives. We are in shock, awe, blinded with rage and paralyzed with grief."

Proceeds will go toward helping the victims' families, the sole survivor of the shooting and the surviving band members.
 

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