Police are investigating an early Tuesday morning shooting in Hartford that happened hours after another one that was deadly.

According to police, a man was shot in the lower left leg on Laurel Street around 12:15 a.m. Police said the man suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the man then ran towards Hawthorn Street and the suspect ran towards Farmington Avenue.

According to police, the victim gave a general description of the suspect but did not get a good look at the shooter.

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Police said officers found one spent .45 caliber round and two live .45 caliber rounds in the area.

The shooting comes after a man was found dead on North Canaan Street around 8:40 p.m. on Monday.

William Smalls, 42, was found dead inside the car with gunshot wounds. It's unclear if the victim was shot while driving or if he was shot and then took off.

Both shootings are under investigation by Hartford police's major crimes unit and were detected by the department's Shot Spotter system. There have been no arrests in either incident.

Police believe Smalls was targeted, but said shootings in that neighborhood are not common.

It is unclear if the victim was targeted on Laurel Street.

There have been a total of 12 murders and 78 shootings in Hartford since the beginning of the year.

Stay tuned to Channel 3 for updates on this story.

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