Amina Osman, a community support worker who has known the family for nearly a decade, said Ayub had been attacked three times in the last five years.
“Since the age of 12, he had been stabbed once, run over and been beaten unconscious in a park.
“The first time he was found unconscious in a park, the second time he was stabbed, and the third time he was run over. This was the fourth attempt on his life. And aged 17 he is now dead.
He is a victim. No one knows why these things happened. He was a good kid.
“They used to live in Fulham but moved to White City a few years ago. Everyone knows what goes on around there. It is not good.
“He was looking forward to becoming a barrister. He was very intelligent and very good with words and liked maths.”
A spokeswoman for West London College, said Ayub was a former student.
She said: “We are deeply saddened by the untimely death of former student, Ayub Hasan.