Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta Star Benzino shot On The Way To Mothers Funeral
VH1 Love & Hip-Hop star, Benzino was apparently shot by his nephew while riding in his mothers funeral procession.
According authorities Benzino, whose real name is Raymond Scott, was shot by is his nephew in Plymouth, Massachusetts on the freeway. It all happened just before noon on Saturday (March 29th), while the VH1 reality star and CEO of Hip-Hop Weekly Magazine was driving to St. Peter’s Church in his mothers funeral procession.
Authorities said the shooter was identified as Benzino’s nephew, 36-year old Gai Scott. It looks like this was no accident. Police are saying there had been some tension between the two and while the 48-year old star was traveling on route 3 South of Boston, his nephew pulled up alongside of his red SUV and opened fire.
In an official statement, the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office said, “Benzino, of Mansfield, Mass., got out of the SUV after being struck and was taken by a passerby to the Duxbury Police Department and then transferred to a hospital.” His nephew was quickly taken into custody without incident and was charged with attempted murder.
Benzino’s magazine confirmed he was shot in the arm and his back was grazed by a bullet. Not to bad, for someone who was shot at several times. Speaking of which, a spokesperson for the South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth said this morning, Sunday March 30th, Benzino was listed in good condition.