At 1:18 a.m.- the city's emergency services were sent to a reported shooting in the 4700 block of East 40th Place.
Before police arrive- the 2 victims reportedly leave the 40th Place scene in "a black (Chevy) Tahoe" and- at 1;24 a.m.- have pulled up to the Veteran's Administration hospital in the 4800 block of East Linwood.
A "25-year-old male" was shot in his right thigh and he was taken to the V.A.'s non-trauma-rated emergency room- then transferred by Fire dept. EMS to a Metro medical trauma center in serious to critical condition.
The 2nd victim was "27-years-old" and shot in his right ankle- otherwise in good condition.
Police say "3 black males" said to be the suspects- left the scene in "a white 2-door Chevy Impala."