A manhunt was underway in Virginia early Wednesday morning for a gunman who shot at a moving police vehicle.
The officer behind the wheel, the only person in the cruiser at the time, was not injured, the Suffolk Police Department said in a statement shared on social media.
According to authorities, the marked police vehicle was struck three times in the attack, which unfolded Tuesday in the city of Suffolk around 7:25 p.m.
“There is a large police presence in the immediate area as Officers collect evidence and search for a suspect,” the police statement reads.
A motive behind the shooting remains unknown, but it comes just days after a pair of deputies in Los Angeles County were ambushed while on the job. The pair of officers, identified as a 31-year-old mother and her 24-year-old partner, were seated inside their cruiser when a lone gunman walked up to the window and opened fire.
Both were shot four or five times, but are expected to survive their injuries.
Those with information on the shooting in Suffolk have been asked to contact Suffolk Police or Suffolk Crime Line.
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