A definite..."Wrong place, Wrong time" event here.
"A 6-year-old black boy was critically wounded after being shot in the head by suspected Latino gang members today as the victim's family drove through the Harbor Gateway neighborhood, Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton said.
Two Latino males flashed gang signs before opening fire on the red GMC Yukon with six people inside, including the victim's mother, who is eight months pregnant, Bratton said. The rear window of the SUV was shattered by the gunfire, and one of the rounds hit the boy in the head, he said.
The victim was rushed to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center by paramedics after the shooting, which occurred about 12:40 p.m. on 227th Street between Halldale and Denker avenues, police said. He was listed in critical condition."
The family was not from the neighborhood, which is known for racial tensions between Latino gangs and black residents, police said. They were heading to an auto auction at the time.
There were no other reported injuries, police said. Other passengers inside the vehicle included a man and a woman and two other children, ages 3 and 1 1/2 ."