(CNN)Shots were fired Wednesday morning at the car of a top aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky outside Kiev, in what police are calling an assassination attempt.
Aide to Ukraine's president survives apparent assassination attempt
Ukrainian police said in a statement that a car that Serhiy Shefir was traveling in came under fire in the village of Lisnyky at about 10 a.m., with more than 10 bullets hitting the vehicle. The driver was injured.
A special police operation is underway to search for the perpetrators and police are appealing for information about the circumstances of the "assassination attempt on the lives of two Ukrainian citizens."
President Zelensky, who is in New York for the UN General Assembly, said he didn't know yet who was responsible for the attack but described it as sign of weakness to target one of his aides.
Zelensky said in a video posted on Facebook that he would be heading back to Ukraine after delivering his speech at the UN later Wednesday.
"Frankly, I don't know who's behind it yet," Zelensky said. "Sending me a message by shooting at my friend's car is weakness."
Shefir appeared later during a briefing at the country's Ministry of Internal Affairs.