According to reports, rapper and Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta star Benzino is in critical condition after being shot while attending his mother’s funeral. It’s being alleged that his own nephew is the one who fired the shots, three of which hit Benzino as he was leaving.
Update: Multiple sources have confirmed the news to be true. Benzino is now in stable condition and is expected to survive, and his 36-year-old nephew, Gai Scott has been charged in the shooting. Stevie J has posted a photo of Benzino recovering in the hospital.
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The Boston Globe reports:
State Police said the initial report stated the shooting occurred after an argument between family members, but investigators are now working to determine what sparked the violence. In his statement, Cruz said that a person driving a Bentley shot the driver of a red Dodge SUV, who got out of his car and was taken to the Duxbury Police Department by a passerby, before being taken to the hospital.
The driver of the Bentley was arrested and charged with armed assault with intent to murder, according to Cruz. He will be arraigned Monday in Plymouth District Court. His name was not released.
Father William Williams of St. Peter’s Church in Plymouth, where the funeral procession was headed from Quincy, said that the family arrived at the church late but that the funeral was held.
When he looked out of the church to see the funeral procession arrive, he said, he saw blood smudges on the limousine and the hearse. The family was upset, he said, but did not speak about the shooting.
A section of Route 3 south in Duxbury was closed after the shooting, and State Police appeared to be questioning witnesses in cars.
State Police were re-routing southbound traffic on the highway, closing off the section between Exits 11 and 10, State Police spokesman Lieutenant Daniel Richard said Saturday afternoon.