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Four arrested after man dies from gunshot wounds in Ealing

Four men have been arrested in connection with the investigation into the death of Sebastiaan James-Kraan, who died in hospital after being shot in Ealing.

On the morning of Friday 21 June two men in their 20s were arrested in Bristol on suspicion of murder. Both men have been transported to London where they remain in police custody. A man in his 40s was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. He has since been released on bail.

On Saturday 22 June, a man in his 20s was also arrested in the Wembley area on suspicion of murder in the Wembley area. He remains in police custody.

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Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley said: “My thoughts continue to be with Sebastiaan’s family and friends at this unimaginably difficult time.

“Our investigation is progressing at pace and we have made a number of arrests. I am still keen to anyone who may have information about what happened to Sebastiaan so we can bring those responsible to justice.”

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.”

A statement from Sebastiaan’s family 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.”

Police were called at around 02:10hrs on Sunday, 9 June, to a shooting in Templeman Road, W7.

Officers attended along with LAS and found Sebastiaan, aged 20, with life-threatening gunshot injuries. He was taken to hospital, but sadly died on Wednesday, 12 June.

A post-mortem examination took place on Friday 21 June and the cause of death was found to be gunshot wounds.

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

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