ALTADENA ( — Authorities Saturday continued to search for a gunman suspected of firing three rounds at the vehicle of an off-duty deputy in Altadena.

A statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says the shooting near Harriet Street and Lincoln Avenue occurred about 3:40 a.m. Saturday.

According to authorities, the deputy was traveling in his personal vehicle with his brother in the passenger seat when a vehicle pulled alongside his and fired several rounds from a handgun.

The suspect vehicle — described as a dark-colored Lexus sedan — sped off.

Neither the deputy nor his brother were injured.

Anyone with more information about this incident is asked to contact authorities at (626) 798-1131.

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