A gunman opened fire on an female undercover officer parked in an unmarked vehicle in Leimert Park Tuesday morning, police said.
The officer was in plain clothes and conducting surveillance in the area of Coliseum Street and Edgehill Drive at about 6:30 a.m. when the incident occurred, according to Lt. Williams with the Los Angeles Police Department.
As the officer was sitting in the parked vehicle, another car -- possibly a silver Prius -- drove by and opened fire, Williams said.
"The suspect in that vehicle fired several rounds at the undercover officer and fled in a southbound direction," said Sgt. Barry Montgomery, spokesman for the Police Department.
The officer's vehicle was struck about five times, according to Williams.
The officer was not injured in the incident and did not return fire, Williams said.
Aerial video from Sky5 showed crime scene tape blocking the intersection of Coliseum Street and Degnan Boulevard during the investigation.
No description of the shooter was available.
A search was underway for the gunman, Williams said.
KTLA's Alberto Mendez contributed to this report.