The shooting occurred in a wooded area near County Road 550 West, about three miles south of Ind. 44, in Shelby County.
Shelby County Deputy Coroner Robby Stonebreaker pronounced the boy dead at the scene of one or more gunshot wounds.
The investigation is continuing, but authorities said it was believed Mark Spangler and four children, including the shooting victim, had permission to use the wooded area for paintball activities, according to the release.
Witnesses told investigators that the gunshots came from an area home. The father and surviving children were taken to a hospital for observation.
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