LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Louisville Metro Police Department is investigating after an officer's vehicle was hit by gunfire Wednesday afternoon. 

LMPD's Criminal Interdiction Unit was in the 3000 block of Wurtele Avenue, which is just off Dixie Highway in Shively, on an "unrelated investigation" around 4 p.m.

While officers were in the area, "individuals from a vehicle began firing gunshots at another vehicle in the area," LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said.

An LMPD officer's car was struck during the crossfire, but no one was injured, Mitchell said. A red car at the scene also had bullet holes. 

The department says officers are spending more time in areas of high crime and are identifying certain targets. 

"We talk a lot about our man power shortage and how we're understaffed and underpaid, but we want the city to know that we're out here doing good work, that we're out here when these situations are occurring and that we are apprehending these individuals that were involved in these violent crimes," LMPD officer Beth Ruoff said during a news conference at the scene. 

Several individuals have been detained and were being questioned as of Tuesday evening. 

Mitchell said no shots were fired by LMPD officers. 

This story may be updated. 

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