HARRISBURG — A police officer opened fire as a motorist drove off, striking the officer and patrol car in Harrisburg.

Police had stopped the vehicle early Friday at the corner of 19th and Derry street. As officers approached, the driver sped off, striking an officer and the cruiser. The officer fired at the vehicle.

The vehicle was found unoccupied. The search continues for the motorist.

Three schools delayed opening while police investigated the shooting.