“Love & Hip Hop” star Benzino is reportedly in stable condition after being shot by a relative Saturday (March 29) afternoon in Massachusetts.
According to reports, Benzino suffered a gunshot wound to his arm during a funeral proceeding.
A relative of hip-hop producer Benzino was busted Saturday for shooting the reality show star as they drove to his late mother’s Massachusetts sendoff, according to WHDH-TV in Boston. The “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” favorite was blasted in the right arm while driving through Duxbury on the way to St. Peter’s Church in Plymouth, authorities said. (NY Daily News)
Details on the alleged shooting suspect have already surfaced online.
Gai Scott, 36, of Randolph, has been charged with one count of assault with intent to murder in connection with the non-fatal shooting of Raymond “Benzino” Scott, 38, just before noon today on Route 3 on the way to his mother Mary Scott‘s funeral, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said. Raymond Scott was driving a red Dodge SUV when his nephew, driving a Bentley, pulled up next to him and “fired several shots” into the vehicle, Cruz said. (Boston Herald)
Reports also claim a growing tension between Zino and his relative had finally reached its tipping point this weekend.
The family says that there has been growing tension between the rapper and his nephew for some time. The funeral was for Benzino’s mother, Mary Scott, who had passed away on March 20. There was no sign that anything had gone wrong until the hearse, containing his mother’s casket, pulled up to the church with blood on it — according to Father William Williams. (Hollywood Life)
One of the witnesses has come forward to provide insight on the incident.
“I said to one of the guys: ‘There’s blood on the hearse.’ There was an incident along the way,” Father William said. “The family was there. They were mourning somebody they loved who died so they didn’t want to talk cops and robbers.” (Hollywood Life)