PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – An investigation is underway after an off-duty police officer’s vehicle was struck by a bullet in Squirrel Hill.

According to police, the incident happened in the 4600 block of Browns Hill Road around 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

After completing her shift, the female officer was in uniform and in her personal vehicle near the intersection of Beechwood Boulevard and Browns Hill Road.

A silver four-door sedan slowed down in the southbound lane, near the Speedway parking lot. The female officer heard a loud pop and pulled into a parking lot to check her vehicle.

“This is actually considered an assault on a police officer, an aggravated assault on a police officer. So this is a serious investigation that we’ve undertaken,” Pittsburgh Police spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

At that time, she observed a bullet hole in the rear passenger door.

“At this point in the investigation we believe those shots may have been fired at the off-duty officer’s vehicle,” Toler said. “The car was struck with one bullet.”

The officer was not injured in the incident.

Meanwhile, the silver car turned onto Imogene Road after the shot was fired.

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