UPDATE: Central Hillside Residents on Edge After Gunfire Erupts Monday

By KBJR News 1

October 16, 2012 Updated Oct 16, 2012 at 7:00 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter ) - Duluth police officers are asking for the public's help after a barrage of bullets were fired in the downtown area just before 8 p.m Monday.

According to Public Information Officer Jim Hansen says that there is no apparent connection between the shooting, and the stabbing of a 17-year-old girl that happened over the weekend, just one block away.

Several streets were blocked off in the vicinity of First Ave. West and Fifth street where eight small caliber shell casings recovered.

Given the size of the casings police believe two guns were used.

Police have confirmed no one was hurt but they are actively looking for a suspect or suspects in connection with the gunfire.

They may be driving a four door dark color sedan which was seen driving south on first avenue west.

People are on edge in the Central Hillside neighborhood.

Citizens spoke out today, some of them parents that are worried about the deadly consequences that can occur from random gunfire.

"My concern is that one of my kids could be walking to school when something like this happens or playing outside. They idea of drive bys happening comes with stray bullets and so on and ya, it's really scary," said John Favell, a parent and resident in Duluth's Central Hillside.

Anyone with information is urged to call 9-1-1