ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Ithaca Police Department is asking for the public's help after getting multiple reports of shots being fired and that two men were observed running away from the scene. Police say according to multiple reports, one man had a hand gun.

The incident happened just before 4 o'clock Monday afternoon near the Chestnut Hill Apartments. The men are described as black males -- and they were last seen running towards Elm Street. One man was wearing a black jacket with a blue sweatshirt underneath, and the 2nd man was wearing a gray sweatshirt.

If you have any information -- you can call Ithaca P.D. at (607) 330-0000, you can choose to stay anonymous.