An 8-month-old baby was killed and five adults were wounded in a drive-by shooting outside a home on New Year's Day, sheriff's officials said.

Several adults were gathered outside the house Monday night when two suspects drove by and opened fire, sheriff's spokesman Paul Miller said.

The baby, Tavares Carter, was in the back seat of a car parked in front of the home. He died Monday night at a hospital.

Five adults suffered various injuries and were being treated at hospitals. Their conditions were not immediately available, but several were hit with multiple shots, Miller said.

"They were running for their lives," Miller said, adding that it appeared the home had been targeted.

Investigators were searching for the suspects on Tuesday. The motive for the shooting was unclear, authorities said.