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Gun drawn on Mokbel’s stepdaughter

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The night of a fatal shooting at a boxing match the stepdaughter of drug kingpin Tony Mokbel claims a man pointed a weapon at her.

The night a Melbourne father was gunned down outside a boxing match the stepdaughter of gangland figure Tony Mokbel claims a gun was pulled on her.

Brittany McGuire told the Melbourne Magistrates Court a "skinny" man had drawn a gun at the boxing event in March last year, but she never noticed any animosity in the crowd in the lead up.

Craigieburn father Ben Togiai was shot and killed outside the match and two other men were seriously injured.

"I knew exactly what was happening to myself and I freaked out and that's when I became practically sober," Ms McGuire, the daughter of Tony Mokbel's former partner, said about the incident.

"A guy pulled a gun out on me."

She told the court she was "very drunk" the night of the shooting and had also taken prescription medication.

The 23-year-old woman was at the Melbourne Pavillion boxing event with her partner Abdullah "Abs" El Nasher. He is charged with Mr Togiai's murder along with Osamma Allouche.

The other co-accused Mikhael Myko and Ali El Nasher are also charged over the shooting.

Ms McGuire was forced to answer questions in a compulsory hearing about the fatal shooting after refusing to give a statement to police.

She told the court she was with Mikhael Myko when the "skinny looking guy" pointed the gun at them and she ran when the weapon got stuck.

Before the shooting broke out Ms McGuire said she didn't realise there had been any animosity between the accused gunman and men sitting at another table.

Prosecutor Neill Hutton told the court at least 16 shots had been fired on the night.

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Boxer Waleed Haddara won the main event and was in his dressing room but left to help his young son who he heard was upset.

"I don't remember nothing," he said when asked about whether he had seen a man bleeding in the foyer.

"I wanted to get my son home safe, end of story," he said.

The hearing in front of Magistrate Duncan Reynolds continues.

Source: 9News

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