UPDATE 1/11: The boy was taken off life support on Sunday and passed away. The DA is reviewing the case and will decide what charges, if any, will be pressed.
PREVIOUS 1/4: Trinidad police are investigating an accidental shooting that critically injured a 9-year-old boy.
The boy and his 8-year-old brother were waiting in a parked car Monday when they found a loaded gun. The older brother was shot in the head and underwent surgery at Denver Children's Hospital.
Investigators say the two boys were in the care of family friend because their parents had a medical appointment. The car was parked near a natural gas station where the caregiver works. He was working on a pump at the time of the shooting.
11 News spoke with the man who was working at the Shell station next door when the incident happened.
Rodney Romero says the whole situation was just shocking. He never imagined when he saw the ambulances pull up, it would be for a nine year old boy.
"It was crazy. I didn't know it was a little boy at first. I didn't hear any of the gun shots, I didn't hear a gunshot or anything. Just saw the two cops come in and I came outside and then that's all I heard," says Romero.
Police have not arrested anyone, and the district attorney's office will review the investigation to determine what charges, if any, will be filed.