UPDATE: Investigators have determined the windshield on a Lenexa patrol car cracked from a stress fracture and not from a bullet as earlier believed.
A stress fracture in the glass caused the rear window to shatter on the parked police car Thursday.
Authorities shut both a section of Kansas 7 for about three hours while police searched for a possible shooter after the officer reported the broken windshield.
Police said investigators determined the stress fracture caused the window to “buckle and make a loud noise.”
They reopened the road a short time later Thursday afternoon.
During the search for a shooter, three schools in the area were placed on lock down.
Police are investigating after someone opened fire at an officer on Kansas Highway 7 and Prairie Star Parkway in Lenexa.
41 Action News in Kansas City reports the police say the officer was not injured in the shooting, but it did break a window of the car.
The officer was alone in the vehicle doing routine patrol.
Police are trying to determine where the shots came from and believe the shooter was in another vehicle or in a nearby wooded area.
If you have information on the shooting, call Lenexa police, 913-477-7300.