INDIANAPOLIS — After a weekend that saw a deadly shooting involving soldiers from the Netherlands, the violence spilled over into early Monday as three people were killed in four shootings and a stabbing that left two other people injured across Indianapolis.
The deadly stabbing happened around 1:08 a.m. a little more than two miles from the University of Indianapolis campus. Monday also happens to be the first day of classes. Police do not believe the stabbing involved students or that any threat remains to the campus at large.
Police say the victim, who has been identified as Aaron Flora, 23, was found fatally stabbed in the 2900 block of Brill Road, near Troy Avenue and Madison Avenue. Police say the call originally came in as a disturbance in a backyard.
4 separate shootings; 2 dead, 2 injured
Four shootings happened in Indianapolis from around 9:30 p.m. Sunday to 4:30 a.m. Monday, and two of the victims ended up dying, IMPD confirmed.
The first deadly shooting happened around 11:47 p.m. Sunday on Michigan Road near the intersection of Westlane Road.
The call originally came in as a pedestrian struck, but police say the victim was actually shot.
That person died at the hospital. The coroner’s office has identified him as 19-year-old Tyrese LaMont Temple.
IMPD is investigating two crime scenes in connection to the shooting: a gas station and an address in the middle of the 7100 block of Michigan Road.
The second deadly shooting sent police to the east side to the 2300 block of N. Ritter Avenue at around 4:30 a.m. Monday. Police said an unresponsive male teenager was found inside a vehicle at this location.
He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, and IMPD sent out an update that he had passed sometime Monday afternoon. He was later identified as Cortez Glass, 17.
Police also responded to another shooting that left a woman in critical condition on Sunday evening.
According to a police report, a woman was shot around 9:25 p.m. at an apartment in the 1400 block of N. College Avenue. Police have not released an update about her condition.
At around 12:45 a.m., a person was shot on W. Washington Street, in between S. Belleview Place and S. Mount Avenue on the near west side. The only information about the victim available is that the person is “awake and breathing.”
No arrests have been made in any of the incidents.
Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears released a statement Monday morning in response to the weekend’s violence:
“Many simple disputes ended with violence over the weekend. We continue to see lasting damage caused by the inability to resolve disputes before resorting to gun violence. We cannot not tolerate this behavior and the use of firearms or weapons as a resolution to conflict.
We forewarned the consequences that would come from having more guns on our streets as a result of the permitless carry legislation, and we are witnessing the ramifications of that action on a far-too-frequent basis.
As a community, we must do our part to combat gun violence and address the issues that lead to it.”