Police: 8-year-old boy shot in back, critically wounded while riding in Jeep in west Denver

Police looking for 2 male suspects in white Volvo

DENVER - Denver police say an 8-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the back while riding in a Jeep in west Denver on Monday evening.

Police say the shots were fired from a passing car about 6:30 p.m. near Sixth Avenue and Knox Court. The red Jeep was struck by the gunfire and the boy, riding in the backseat, was hit in the back, police said.

The Jeep's driver kept going about four blocks and then pulled into a 7-Eleven at Sixth and Federal Boulevard. Police were called there, 7NEWS' Marc Stewart reported from the scene. Police said two adults were in the front seats of the Jeep, but it was not immediately known if they were the boy's parents.

The boy was transported by ambulance to a hospital.

Police say they're looking for two Hispanic male suspects in a white Volvo.

Police say they don't know if the Jeep was intentionally targeted or if the boy being shot was just bad luck.

Stewart said the red Jeep had a bullet hole in its rear hatch below the license plate. Police cordoned off the Jeep with yellow crime-scene tape.

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