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Shots fired at officer on northwest side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is searching for a vehicle after shots were fired at officers.

Northwest shots fired 2

IMPD confirmed an incident took place on the city’s northwest side near 34th Street and Welch Drive Friday night just after 9 p.m.

According to IMPD Commander Chris Bailey, the officer was conducting an investigation at a gas station at 34th Street and Georgetown Road when two cars came speeding through the parking lot.

A black car was chasing a white car at high rates of speed, with the black vehicle almost at the bumper of the white one, the release said.

While pursuing the cars in an attempt to make a stop, the officer saw one of the cars intentionally strike the other. The driver of one of the cars then stuck his hand out the window of the car and fired multiple shots at the officer. The officer was not struck during the incident.

Police later located the shooter’s car, but not the gunman, in the 4100 block of Red Bird Drive. The other vehicle involved has not been located.

The IMPD swat team was used to enter the residence near where the car was parked. The suspect was not found in the home. The SWAT team seized a handgun in the search and the vehicle was towed for processing.

The driver of the white vehicle fled the scene and police are encouraging the driver to identify themselves. As of Saturday morning, no arrests have been made.

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