27 year old Kareem Smith is under Police guard in hospital after being shot on Sunday afternoon at the corner of Pitts Alley and Castle Street. But police say he is not entirely innocent, as they believe he was trying to shoot someone else in the area. According to police, Smith chased his alleged target into a house at the corner of the two streets where one of his friends was sitting. That person, fearing for his own life and that of the chased man, opened fire on Smith with his licensed 9mm pistol. The Holy Emmanuel Street resident was shot to both hands, back, chest and neck and went to hospital for treatment. Police are said to be holding as many as three persons, including a female, and have recovered a vehicle used to transport the alleged shooter and the licensed pistol which was used to shoot Smith. That weapon’s owner is yet to be charged and police are considering his motive of self-defense as part of their continued investigations.