Published Thursday, 05 December 2013
The gun attack happened as officers were travelling along the Crumlin Road near Brompton Park at around 7.10pm on Thursday.
There have been no reports of any injuries.
Police said their investigations into the incident at the Ardoyne interface are at an early stage but it is being treated as attempted murder.
A burnt car was also found in the area.
Chief Superintendant George Clarke has condemned what happened.
In a statement he said: "Police are treating this attack as attempted murder of officers as they were providing a service to the community of north Belfast.
"It is to be utterly condemned by all right-minded members of society."
Anyone with information has been asked to come forward.
Local DUP MP Nigel Dodds said: "This was a clear attempt to murder police officers with shots fired from Ardoyne at the Land Rovers. Thankfully no one was injured in this attack but it is vital that those responsible are identified and brought to justice.
"This would obviously appear to be the work of dissident republicans.
"I would hope that the community in Ardoyne will stand against those responsible and with the police as they carry out their investigations."
Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly said: "This attack on the PSNI was reckless and has endanger the local community in Ardoyne.
"Anyone could have been in the vicinity of Holy Cross Chapel at this time which was the direction in which the shots were fired. Fortunately nobody was injured in this attack.
"Whoever was behind this attack need to come forward to this community and explain their actions. To date they have failed to do so and act solely on their own behalf."
Alliance councillor John Blair said: "The majority of the public are opposed to the actions of those behind this shooting. People do not want to return to the dark days of the Troubles.
"I would urge anybody with any information about this shooting to contact the police."
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