CHICAGO — An off-duty Chicago police officer was shot Tuesday afternoon on the Northwest Side.

The shooting occurred shortly after 3 p.m. near the intersection of Addison and Elston in what Chicago police Supt. David Brown called a “road rage incident.”

“The offender shot one of our officers, during this road rage incident, from the car,” Brown said. “There was no apparent exiting of the car. He was still in the car and shot our officer in the face.”

The probationary officer — a female — was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center initially in serious-to-critical condition, though she was awake and alert, according to Chicago fire.

The wounded officer has been on the job for about a year.

The search continues for the alleged shooter. According to police, officers tried to take the gunman into custody in the 5000 block of W. Lawerence. In the failed attempt, authorities said two CPD vehicles were struck. An officer also discharged their service weapon.

Officer eventually located the unoccupied suspect vehicle in the 5800 block of N. Drake.