Saturday, March 29, 2014
Benzino Shot By Nephew While On the Way To His Mother's Funeral!
Atlanta-area rapper and reality TV star Benzino was shot on his way to his mother's funeral service after an altercation with a relative Saturday in Massachusetts. Born Raymond Scott, the 48-year-old former owner of the premiere hip hop magazine The Source was wounded after an argument broke out between family members in the funeral procession making its way through the streets of Duxbury just before noon. Police arrested Benzino's nephew, 36-year-old Gai Scott, in connection to the shooting. Bloody scene: Witnesses reported seeing blood stains on the hearse and limo in the motorcade after the shooting According to sources, at one point during the procession, the suspect pulled up in his Bentley next to Benzino's red Dodge SUV and opened fire, striking him three times. The hip hop artist-turned-cast member of the show Love and Hip Hop Atlanta was taken to South Shore Hospital with non life-threatening injuries, the station WHDH reported. His condition has been described as stable. Relatives said that Benzino and his nephew have been at odds for some time, and the hostility between the two men came to a head during the funeral for the rapper's mother, Mary Scott, who passed away March 20. According to authorities, gunfire erupted on Route 3 southbound near Exit 11 in Duxbury at 11.55am. Followng the shooting, the funeral procession resumed, ending at St Peter's Church in Plymouth shortly before noon, WCVB reported. Father William Williams, who presided over the ceremony, recalled seeing blood on the vehicles in the funeral cortege. "DailyMail.com"