12/03/2014 08:56 EST | Updated 02/02/2015 05:59 EST

RCMP officer shot in Kamloops

RCMP in Kamloops, B.C., are searching for a suspect after a police officer was shot early this morning.

Police say when the officer stopped a vehicle around 2:45 a.m. PT  Wednesday at Bachelor Drive and North River Drive, there was an exchange of gunfire and the officer was hit.

The officer was rushed to Royal Inland Hospital with serious injuries and is undergoing surgery.

Police are looking for a 1998 white, four-door Chrysler Intrepid with B.C. licence plate AF7 65A attached to it at the time

They warn that the car's occupants should be considered armed and dangerous.

Google Maps: North River Drive and Batchelor Drive, Kamloops