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Reality TV star Benzino shot during mother’s funeral

By Lamarana Diallo ,

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Benzino was shot Saturday on a Massachusetts highway while driving in a funeral procession for his mother.

Raymond "Benzino" Scott, 48, was shot by his nephew Gai Scott, according to the Associated Press. Scott pulled up next to the red SUV Benzino was driving and fired several shots.

The wounded Benzino got out of his SUV and got help from a bystander who took him to the police, the New York Daily News reported. Benzino was later transferred to the hospital.

Benzino suffered a gunshot wound to the arm, and a bullet grazed his back. A spokesperson for the South Shore Hospital said Sunday morning that Benzino is in good condition.

Benzino confirmed his condition on Instagram, posting a photo with the caption, “Feel much better. God is real . . . My mother touched me, I’m certain.”

The shooting did not stop the funeral. Once police finished questioning mourners, the mass proceeded as planned.

Police say there was a growing tension between Benzino and Scott. Scott was taken into custody with no incident and was charged with assault with intent to murder.

Scott will be arraigned Monday.

 
 

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