Los Angeles County authorities say a 1-year-old girl has been shot in the head and killed at a house in Compton, and they're seeking two men as suspects.

Sheriff's officials say the baby was hit by gunfire from outside at about 7 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies rushed the girl in their patrol car to a hospital where she was declared dead.

Deputies are searching for two men who were spotted fleeing the residential neighborhood in a dark sedan.

Sheriff's Cmdr. Rod Kusch tells the Los Angeles Times that one or more gunmen opened fire on a group of people, and "clearly the baby is an unintended victim."

Kusch says detectives are investigating whether gang rivalries are involved.