Shooting Action Script

Hello All,

I am trying to produce a flash based game for an assignment at university, however i am more of a designer than an action scripter, i know the basics but mainly learnt through tutorials. Anyway, i’m trying to make a top down shooting game, i’ve got the hang of the movement aspect of the main character, but i’m having trouble finding either examples or tutorials for how to make the character shoot. The few tutorials i have found have been either side scrolling games or controlled through mouse controll. Any help with either finding a tutorial or just an example of the action script required would be greatfully recieved.