A MURDER investigation is underway after a man died in hospital after suffering gunshot injuries in Hanwell.

Police and an ambulance crew were called at around 2.10am on Sunday (9) to a shooting in Templeman Road.

They found Sebastiaan James-Kraan, 20, with life-threatening injuries. He was taken to hospital but died on Wednesday.

Det Chief Insp Wayne Jolley said: "At this early stage, we believe the victim was involved in an altercation with a group of men, resulting in him being shot once.

"I would like to speak to any witnesses who heard or saw anything in the Templeman Road area at around 2am on Sunday, June 9."

Chief Supt Sean Wilson, in charge of policing in the Ealing area, said: "I know that a death caused by gun crime will cause considerable concern in the community.

“My thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim and my officers are doing everything to support the murder investigation.”

A statement from Sebastiaan's family said: "[He] was cruelly taken away from his family at such a young age.

"He was a kind, loving, gentle man with a beautiful soul who will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends. A gentle giant with a heart of pure gold."

No arrest has yet been made.

Anyone with information, or any witnesses, are asked to call police on 101 or post on X @MetCC, ref 807/09Jun.

Information can also be submitted directly to the investigation team at https://mipp.police.uk/operati...

To remain 100 per cent anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.