Police: Parking Dispute Spurred Mass Stabbing

Man, Woman Held After 5 Men Stabbed

A man and a woman were detained after several people were stabbed during a dispute on Indianapolis' southwest side late Thursday night.

The incident happened at about 10:20 p.m. in the 1300 block of South Kappes Street, near Morris Street and Belmont Avenue.

Five people were injured, and police said a dozen or more men were involved. The victims range in age from 17 to 20, and all of them suffered wounds to their backs.

An 18-year-old and a 20-year-old victim were listed in critical condition, but police said all victims are expected to survive.

The incident was apparently spurred by a parking dispute, police said.

"There's been a disturbance here on this street, by this house, for the last two nights prior to tonight, apparently over a parking dispute," said Indianapolis police Sgt. Paul Thompson. "We believe that is also the motive for tonight's disturbance."

Thompson said no arrests were immediately made. They asked anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.