WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Waterbury police confirmed that an undercover Naugatuck police officer was shot on Wednesday night.

Just after 10 p.m., two officers assigned to the Connecticut State Police Violent Crimes Task Force were conducting an undercover surveillance operation in the area of the Chase Parkway near the I-84 East on-ramp in Waterbury.

While there, police said that the officers’ car was shot multiple times by one or more suspects in another unknown vehicle.

The suspect or suspects immediately fled from the scene, police did not release a description of the suspect(s) or of the vehicle.

The officer on the driver’s side of the vehicle was struck amid the gunfire and sustained a grazed gunshot wound. That officer, who Waterbury’s police chief confirmed is from Naugatuck, was treated at the Waterbury hospital for their injuries.

The officer sustained the graze wound in the area of the right shoulder and/or right side of the chest. They have since been released from the hospital and are recovering, officials stated.

Officials have not released this officer’s identity.

Waterbury police are actively investigating this incident along with assistance from the Connecticut State Police.

If anyone has any information they are asked to contact the Waterbury PD Detective Bureau at (203) 574-6941 or Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (203) 755-1234.