Authorities are investigating after a driver fired a handgun at an off-duty LAPD officer’s vehicle in Reseda early Saturday morning, officials said.

The officer was driving his personal vehicle down Vanowen Street near Lindley Avenue around 5:45 a.m. when a person driving a black sports utility vehicle opened fire, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a news release.

The gunshots hit the officer’s car, but he was not injured, police said.

Both vehicles were driving down Lindley Avenue when the gunfire rang out.

LAPD has not identified the driver who opened fire and the motive for the shooting is unknown.

Anyone with information is asked to contact LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division detectives at 213-486-6910.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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