Kansas City police investigators plan to canvass the neighborhood Wednesday where a gunman fired several shots at an off-duty police officer working at a church near Ruskin High School.
The officer, who was not dressed in a police uniform but wore a tactical vest, was not hurt. He was parked in the church parking lot when he noticed a man looking in his direction from the street, police said.
The man pulled out a weapon and began shooting in the direction of the officer, who sped away. Several bullets struck the officer’s vehicle.
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The shooter then climbed into a silver car and drove away.
“As of right now, we don’t know if the suspect realized that this was a police officer,” said Officer Darin Snapp, a police spokesman.
Investigators are hoping to acquire any evidence or surveillance video that may have captured the incident.
“Obviously, we want to know who the suspect is,” Snapp said. “We are knocking on doors and seeing if anyone had surveillance video. We are seeing if we can identify the vehicle.”