Deeks is shot in what appears to be a targeted hit and the team rushes to find the hit men before they finish the job.
Kensi keeps watch over Deeks at the hospital while Callen and Sam track down leads in the shooting.
Eric locates the hit men and they are in the parking lot of the hospital where Deeks is recovering.
Sam and Callen rush to the hospital where a shootout ensues and the driver is killed but the other man gets away.
The team finds the two men are gang members for hire. Once they find the other man they realize this is bigger than just a couple of thugs getting revenge on Deeks.
Using a burned phone they found on the driver Eric manages to discover the phone number of the man that hired the hit.
Callen goes undercover to entrap the mystery man that hired the gunmen but Deeks and Kensi soon realize Deeks was just the bait and one of the other team members is the real target - her.