A 20-year-old man has died in hospital three days after being shot in west London.

Sebastiaan James-Kraan was found with life-threatening injuries in Templeman Road, Ealing at around 2.10am on June 9.

He was taken to hospital for treatment, but he lost his fight for life on June 12.

His next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will take place next week.

Sebastiaan’s family have since paid tribute to him, describing him as a “gentleman” with a “beautiful” soul.

In a statement, they said: "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."

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

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.”

No arrests have been made following the incident.

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