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Four dead, one wounded in Brooklyn shooting

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man shot dead three people and wounded a fourth before killing himself in a shooting spree in Brooklyn, New York police said on Monday.
/ Source: Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man shot dead three people and wounded a fourth before killing himself in a shooting spree in Brooklyn, New York police said on Monday.

The gunman was a musician who killed his bandmates and then himself, according to local media reports. The band was believed to have been made up of Iranians, according to the New York Post and Daily News newspapers, which cited unnamed police sources.

The gunman was angry at being thrown out of the band, the newspapers said.

A police news release said the killings took place around midnight in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers found five people shot, four fatally, the New York Police Department said in a statement.

The survivor was a 22-year-old man with gunshot wounds to the right arm, police said. He was taken to a hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

On the second floor of the building, police found a 27-year-old man dead with a gunshot wound to the chest, and on the third floor were two more victims, a 35-year-old man and another man whose age was unknown, both with gunshot wounds to the head.

The suspected shooter was found dead on the roof with self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and a rifle next to his body, the release said.

Their identities were being withheld pending notification of their families, police said.

(Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Maureen Bavdek)