Authorities say a 17-year-old Michigan boy was fatally shot in rural Central Indiana, as he and his father and three siblings were playing paintball in a wooded area.
Indiana conservation officers say Brandon J. Spangler of Flushing, Mich., was pronounced dead at the scene southeast of Indianapolis shortly after noon Friday. He was in Indiana visiting during school break with his father, Mark Spangler, Greenwood, according to a news release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
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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Edited by TechPB-Mike, 01 January 2012 - 11:26 PM.