08/26/2012 11:09 EDT | Updated 10/26/2012 05:12 EDT

Officer fires gun at oncoming car

A car accelerated toward a police officer during an incident in Centretown late Saturday night, and the officer involved shot at the car once, Ottawa police said.

The incident happened just before midnight near Rochester Street and Gladstone Avenue.

Police said the vehicle was a dark, four-door Mercedes. After the officer fired the gun, the car sped away.

No one was hurt, police said.

Police won't say why officers were in the area, but added that it isn't connected to Saturday's homicide investigation.