Murder investigation launched after death in Ealing

Image: Sebastiaan James-Kraan

20-year-old Sebastiaan James-Kraan died from gunshot injuries in hospital

A murder investigation has been launched in Ealing after man was shot and died from his injuries in hospital.

Police were called at around 2.10am on Sunday 9 June to a shooting in Templeman Road, W7.

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and found Sebastiaan James-Kraan, aged 20, with life-threatening gunshot injuries. He was taken to hospital, but died on Wednesday, 12 June.

His next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will take place next week. His family released a statement saying:

“Sebastiaan James-Kraan 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.

“Please now respect our privacy to allow us to cope with our grief.”

Police issue appeal for information

Homicide detectives are now leading the investigation and specialist forensic work has been carried out at the scene.

No arrests have been made.

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

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley said:

“At this early stage in the investigation, we believe the victim was involved in an altercation with a group of men, resulting in the victim being shot once.

“I would like to speak to any witnesses who heard or saw anything in the Templeman Road area at around 02:00hrs on Sunday, 9 June.”

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