A woman was rushed to the hospital after being shot in the head last night in North Long Beach, according to authorities.

Police said they got reports about the gunfire just after midnight in the 700 block of Via Wanda, which is part of the Carmelitos Housing Project near Orange Avenue and 52nd Street.

Paramedics took the woman to the hospital where she remained in critical condition Thursday morning, Long Beach police Lt. Robert Woods said.

Detectives believe the shooting may be gang related, Woods said. No information on a suspect or motive were immediately available.

Police asked that anyone with information contact gang detectives at 562-570-7370.

Jeremiah Dobruck is managing editor of the Long Beach Post. Reach him at [email protected] or @jeremiahdobruck on Twitter.