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SHOTLIST:AP Television - AP Television Clients Only New York - November 11, 2013 1. Wide pan: police car to street closed off2. Mid shot: investigator with white suit going into crime scene vehicle3. SOUNDBITE: (English): Ray Kelly, Commissioner NYPD: (transcript below)Video Mandatory On Screen Courtesy: Mehdi Saharkhiz - AP Television Clients Only New York - March 6, 2010 ++USER GENERATED CONTENT: UGC cannot be absolutely verified. This video has been authenticated based on the following validation checks:++Video checked against known locations and events++Video is consistent with independent AP reporting ++Video cleared for use by all AP clients via third-party permission (KGO)++Editors please note: content creator did not want to be identified.4. Tracking shot: Yellow Dogs performing liveAP Photo/Mandatory Photo Credit: Danny KrugVarious 2012 - New York, NY5. Still image: photo shows Yellow Dogs band members, from left, Soroush Farazmand, Siavash Karampour, Arash Farazmand and Koroush "Koory" Mirzaei (front, right) are seen at The Gutter in the Brooklyn borough of New York.6. Still image: photo shows Yellow Dogs band member, drummer Arash Farazmand at the Death By Audio performance space in the Brooklyn borough of New York.Video Mandatory On Screen Courtesy: Mehdi Saharkhiz - AP Television Clients Only New York - March 6, 2010 ++USER GENERATED CONTENT: UGC cannot be absolutely verified. This video has been authenticated based on the following validation checks:++Video checked against known locations and events++Video is consistent with independent AP reporting ++Video cleared for use by all AP clients via third-party permission (KGO)++Editors please note: content creator did not want to be identified.7. Tracking shot: Yellow Dogs performing liveAP Television - AP Television Clients Only New York - November 11, 2013 8. SOUNDBITE: (English): Danny Krug, photographer and friend of band (transcript below)AP PHOTOS - AP CLIENTS ONLYBrooklyn, New York - October 10, 20089. File photo of victim Ali Eskandarian performing art Joe's Pub on October 10, 2008FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2008 file photo, Ali Eskandarian performs at Joe's Pub's 10th Anniversary Gala and tribute to Judy Collins at the Public Theater in New York. 10. Mid shot: police at scene11.SOUNDBITE: (English): Danny Krug, photographer and friend of band (transcript below)12. Mid shot: Krug seated at desk13. Mid shot: police at scene14. Mid. Police car(VOICEOVER)POLICE SAY ALI AKBAR MOHAMMADI RAFIE (UH'-LEE UHK'-BAHR MUH-HAH'-MUH-DEE RAH'-FEE ) WHO SHOT AND KILLED THREE IRANIAN MEN EARLY MONDAY BEFORE COMMITTING SUICIDE WAS UPSET OVER BEING KICKED OUT OF HIS BAND, THE FREE KEYS. SOUNDBITE: (English): Ray Kelly, Commissioner NYPD: "We believe that all of the individuals robbed are Iranians, or born in Iran. Their status here is still unknown. But it is a dispute to the best of our knowledge now over money, something involving the band."TWO OF THE VICTIMS WERE MEMBERS OF ANOTHER GROUP, YELLOW DOGS. BROTHERS SOROUSH (SOW'-ROOSH) AND ARASH FARAZMAND (OHR'-AHSH FAHR-OHZ'-MAHND) CAME TO THE US FROM IRAN THREE YEARS AGO AFTER APPEARING IN A FILM ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND MUSIC SCENE IN THAT COUNTRY.THEIR MANAGER SAYS THEY WANTED TO PLAY ROCK MUSIC IN AN OPEN SOCIETY.SOUNDBITE: (English): Danny Krug, photographer and friend of band: "They're friends of mine. I've lived here for about two-and-a-half years. And they were some of the first people I met when I moved here."THE THIRD VICTIM ALI ESKANDARIAN WAS ALSO A MUSICIAN. A FOURTH PERSON, DESCRIBED AS AN ARTIST WAS WOUNDED IN THE RAMPAGE.Soundbite: "I was shocked. I mean, I don't know."THE VIOLENCE STUNNED FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS OF THE BAND MEMBERS. POLICE NOW INVESTIGATING THE MOTIVE AS WELL AS THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE VICTIMS AND THE SHOOTER.Jeannie Ohm, ASSOCIATED PRESS