Wilmington man fatally shot late Wednesday night

 Wilmington police on scene of E. 22nd Street shooting. (John Jankowski/for Newsworks)

Wilmington police on scene of E. 22nd Street shooting. (John Jankowski/for Newsworks)

Police have identified the 27-year-old man shot and killed late Wednesday night in Wilmington.

On Thursday, the Wilmington Police Department confirmed the identity of the victim as Otis “Boat” Saunders of Wilmington.

According to police, a shooting on the 100 block of E. 22nd Street was called in shortly after 11p.m. Upon police arrival, officers found Saunders suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Saunders was transported to Christiana Hospital after officers performed CPR and first aid.

He was later pronounced dead.

Many of Saunders’ friends and family have taken to social media to express their sorrow and feelings toward the violence in the City. One person wrote, “R.I.P Otis! Wilmington has to do better! This is getting ridiculous!”

At present, police have released little information detailing a suspect or motive. Anyone with information is urged to call the Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line at 302.576.3990.

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