Police say a 6-year-old boy was shot in the head in a suspected gang attack on a carload of people in Los Angeles.

Officer Ana Aguirre says two young men walked up to a car around noon Tuesday in the Harbor Gateway section. One of the men flashed gang signs and fired shots at the vehicle, which had three adults and three children inside.

The wounded boy was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Aguirre says the people in the car are not residents of the area, and were driving around looking for an address.