‘Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta’ star, Benzino, shot at mother’s funeral

By Julianne Mosher,

Reality television star and rapper Benzino was recently shot while on his way to his mother’s funeral.

Benzino, whose actual name is Raymond Scott, was traveling in the funeral procession for his mother late Saturday morning when a bullet hit and grazed his back, Contact Music reports.

The attack happened in Duxbury, Mass. Benzino’s nephew, Gai Scott, 36, was the one who committed the crime. Officials say he had growing tensions with the star.

According to Fox News, the 48-year-old was driving on Route 3 south of Boston when his nephew drove alongside the SUV and fired shots.

A passerby took Benzino to the Duxbury Police Department, where he was later transferred to the hospital. He is currently at South Shore Hospital.

A statement from his representative said, “At this time we ask that you keep Benzino in your prayers as we are hoping for a speedy recovery.”

Scott has been charged with armed assault with intent to murder for the shooting.

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