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IMPD: Unmarked vehicle shot in drive-by during undercover investigation

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Someone fired shots at an undercover officer and his vehicle early Wednesday morning, leading to a large police presence near 38th Street and Fall Creek, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

An undercover officer was in the 3600 block of Ralston Avenue, near Sutherland Avenue, just before 1 a.m. when someone started shooting from another vehicle, IMPD tells News 8.

The officer wasn’t injured and IMPD does not believe the officer shot back.

The report of shots fired prompted a large police response, with as many as 10 IMPD patrol cars on the scene at one point. Investigators also cordoned off a large area with crime scene tape and several evidence markers were visible on the ground.

Responding officers were unable to locate the suspect vehicle and a description of that vehicle has not been made available by IMPD.

IMPD says the officer was not wearing a body camera due to working undercover.