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Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting overnight of Melbourne crime figure Nabil Maghnie on a street in Melbourne’s north.
- Mr Maghnie died at the scene after witnesses heard four gunshots
- His son and another man are understood to have also been injured during the shooting
- Mr Maghnie was the target of a previous shooting
A crowd of mourners gathered at the intersection of Childs and Dalton roads at Epping after the shooting about 8:30pm.
Mr Maghnie was seen lying dead on the edge of the road next to his Mercedes utility.
Police, paramedics and SES crews swarmed the area, with the section of road closed off until early this morning.
Police said the man, aged 44 from Bundoora, died at the scene from a gunshot wound.
Two other men were also shot, and the ABC understands one of them was Mr Maghnie’s son AJ.
The 27-year-old from Plumpton was pictured returning to the scene last night in a hospital gown with a bandaged elbow and a blood stain near his knee.
Another 44-year-old man was also taken to hospital in a non-life-threatening condition.
Police believe Mr Maghnie knew his killer
A resident said panicked after hearing four shots as Mr Maghnie was gunned down.
“I thought, what the hell is going on?” he said.
“They scare the neighbours, they scare the people.”
He said he did not sleep last night after what he witnessed.
“There was a guy lying down and ambulance was sort of giving CPR,” he said.
The Homicide Squad, with the assistance of the Armed Crime Squad, is investigating.
“But investigators believe the parties involved were known to each other,” police said in a statement.
Mr Maghnie was a suspect in the 2011 shooting of high-profile bikie Toby Mitchell near the Bandidos gang clubhouse at Brunswick in Melbourne’s inner north.
Also known as Nabil Moughnieh, Mr Maghnie was the target of a previous shooting.
He was hit at least twice, including in the head, and drove himself to the Northern Hospital in September 2016.