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Australia Who was Nabil Maghnie? The gangland figure gunned down in Melbourne

12:01  10 january  2020
12:01  10 january  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

Underworld figure Nabil Maghnie shot dead in Melbourne's north

  Underworld figure Nabil Maghnie shot dead in Melbourne's north The Comancheros associate, who was most recently investigated over the Love Machine double-shooting last April, was shot in a Taco Bill carpark in Epping on Thursday evening.Maghnie, a Comancheros associate who was most recently under investigation over the double-shooting at the Love Machine nightclub last April, was shot and killed in the carpark of a Taco Bill restaurant at the intersection of Childs Road and Dalton Road, Epping, about 8.30pm on Thursday.

Victorian underworld figure Nabil Maghnie has been shot dead in Melbourne 's northern suburbs. (AAP). But Maghnie managed to drive himself to Anyone who witnessed the shooting or who has information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 or submit a confidential crime report at

Two others, including one thought to Comancheros associate Nabil Maghnie ’s son, were treated for gunshot wounds.

Just after 1am on a Thursday morning in 2016, somebody shot Nabil Maghnie.

Maghnie was sitting in his Holden Commodore when bullets went through his windscreen, striking him in the head and body.

He fired back eight times, police said.

"We don't believe it to be a random attack," police said at the time.

a couple of people that are standing in the street: Victorian underworld figure Nabil Maghnie has been shot dead in Melbourne's northern suburbs.© AAP Victorian underworld figure Nabil Maghnie has been shot dead in Melbourne's northern suburbs.

But Maghnie managed to drive himself to Melbourne's Epping Hospital for treatment, and he survived.

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He was not so lucky last night.

Shot during a dispute on an Epping street, Maghnie collapsed and died next to a black Mercedes ute just after 8.30pm.

It was a brazen attack which also injured two others, but finding Maghnie's killer may not be an easy task for Victoria Police. The gangland figure had a long list of enemies.

Maghnie has been a mainstay of Victorian crime reporting in the last decade, frequently connected to gangland murders, but never convicted of them.

a man standing in front of a building: The 44-year-old Comancheros associate, Maghnie, is believed to have been killed in a shooting of three people.© AAP The 44-year-old Comancheros associate, Maghnie, is believed to have been killed in a shooting of three people.

In 2011 he was shot in Broadmeadows, but survived.

He was last in the news in November, when he was grilled by detectives over the death of fellow gangland figure Mitat Rasimi.

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  Nabil Maghnie, the gangland's greatest survivor, finally meets his maker Nabil Maghnie once escaped a hail of gunfire but was left with a lifetime souvenir - a bullet lodged in his neck.Nabil Maghnie once escaped a hail of gunfire but was left with a lifetime souvenir – a bullet lodged in his neck.

A Melbourne underworld figure who was arrested by police this morning has been released without charge as detectives continue to investigate a spate of Talking to 9News outside police headquarters in Melbourne after being released Mr Maghnie , said he didn't have "a f- clue" what happened to

Melbourne underworld figure Nabil Maghnie has been shot dead. The man, considered one of the most dangerous figures in Melbourne ’s underworld, was killed in a shooting at Two other men who were shot, including one of Maghnie ’s sons, were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

"I didn't even know he was dead," Maghnie told 9News after he was released without charge.

It was not the first killing Maghnie was connected with last year.

He was under investigation over a double fatal shooting at the Love Machine nightclub last year.

a man and a woman sitting on a sidewalk: A crime scene was established outside Love Machine nightclub in Prahran, Melbourne, Sunday, April 14, 2019, after four people, including Richard Arow, were injured in a drive-by shooting, leaving Mr Arow and a security guard dead.© AAP A crime scene was established outside Love Machine nightclub in Prahran, Melbourne, Sunday, April 14, 2019, after four people, including Richard Arow, were injured in a drive-by shooting, leaving Mr Arow and a security guard dead.

Nabil Maghnie was on $400,000 bail awaiting trial for dangerous driving charges.

He had cocaine in his system when he was found inside a Range Rover, which crashed into two other cars at more than 200km/h in Woodstock before ending up into a paddock last May.

Despite being the only person in the car, Maghnie told police he was not behind the wheel.

Another man claimed to be the driver, but phone analysis put him three hours away at the time.

In the months before he was shot in 2016, he had been charged with affray twice over brawls; one at Crown Casino, the other at a brothel.

In 2017 police raided his home, seizing a 2010 Lamborghini, as well as methamphetamine and cannabis.

In January 2018 he was arrested after his DNA was found on two guns.

Two months later, he was arrested for ramming another car while speeding.

Homicide detectives are yet to make an arrest over last night's shooting, and are turning to the public for assistance.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or who has information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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