Man dies after shooting on Elm Avenue in Portsmouth

Doug Taylor (Family photo)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A man died late Thursday night after he was shot in Portsmouth.

Doug Taylor (Family photo)

Police identified the victim as 30-year-old Doug Taylor.

Officers were called to the intersection of Elm Avenue and Fayette Street at 9:16 p.m. They found Taylor lying in the street; he had been shot several times.

Taylor was taken to the hospital, where he died.

“You never heard about him in the streets,” said Taylor’s cousin, who did not want to be identified. “He was a working man. He didn’t bother anybody.”

Police spent the overnight hours looking for clues into Taylor’s death. Right now, they don’t have a lot to go on.

In the meantime, Taylor’s family is left without answers.

“No one ever knows the pain that you go through until you are going through it,” Taylor’s cousin told 10 On Your Side.

They wait, hoping the next phone call is one saying police have the gunman behind bars.

“He will never be forgotten. Never.”

A vigil was held for Taylor at Elm Avenue and Fayette Street on Friday night.

This was the second shooting Thursday in Portsmouth. In the early morning hours of Thursday, a 70-year-old man was shot and killed on Chippewa Trail, just off Portsmouth Boulevard. A suspect was charged with second-degree murder in that case.

If you know anything about Taylor’s murder, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Stay with for updates on this developing story.

(WAVY Photo)