The following sentences describe a conversation between two people. The first person looks around, and the second person does the same thing but another action in addition.
"There's a lot of people here," Alex muttered, taking a look around.
Jim also took a look around and shrugged."Doesn't seem like it to me."
In the second sentence, would "also" apply to both actions or just the first? The intended meaning is that "also" only applies to "took a look around", since Alex did not shrug. I am not sure if I am overthinking or if this can be improved to minimize misunderstanding.