Two surviving members of the Iranian indie rock band based in Brooklyn release a statement following the murder of three bandmates.
The lead singer and bassist of the Yellow Dogs wrote on Facebook, "Thanks every one for all your prayers and condolences. (We) still can't believe this tragedy. R.I.P. Arash Farazmand, Soroush Farazmand and Ali Eskandarian."
Police say Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie climbed into the East Williamsburg home shared by the Yellow Dogs on Monday and opened fire with an assault rifle.
Police say Rafie had grown depressed after losing his spot in another band called The Free Keys and eventually took out his anger on the Yellow Dogs because of a dispute over money.
Meanwhile, video surfaced of an interview CNN conducted with The Yellow Dogs in 2009 before members fled Iran.
In the clip, band members expressed ambition and hope they would one day bring their dreams of being rock stars to the United States.