Shots were released in Springmeadow Grove, near the junction with Wheeler Street, in Newtown.
Officers believe a passenger from a Nissan Qashqai got out of the vehicle before firing on Thursday.
The suspect then climbed back into the car which made off at around 8pm, police have said.
Nobody was injured and two casings have been recovered by the force with enquiries ongoing.
Wheeler Street was cordoned off by officers in the aftermath of the incident with the road opening up this morning.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via live chat on their website or by calling 101.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote 20BW/258681H/20.