WE PRAY: Benzino Shot During His Mother’s Funeral Procession (VIDEO)

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    UPDATE 3/30/8:15AM EST

    It has been confirmed that Benzino was shot at by his nephew, 36-year-old Gai Scott, WHDH reports. The nephew, who was driving a Bentley, at one point pulled up next to Raymond’s Dodge SUV and fired multiple shots.

    According to Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz, Raymond exited his vehicle and was taken to Duxbury Police by a passerby who saw him bleeding on the side of the road. He was transported to South Shore Hospital with non-fatal gunshot wounds, where he is said to be in stable condition.

    Family says that there has been growing tension between the two for some time, but no official reason has been given.

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    UPDATE 3/29/14 :20PM EST:

    Benzino is recovering in stable condition, as Love & Hip Hop: ATL co-star Stevie J shared the above photo in addition to the one below. Zino appears to be a little shaken up and his arm is in a sling.

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    He captioned the photo of himself and Benzino:

    #VH1Boyz #ZinoGrigio #Sleazo #GodIsGood

    Stay tuned for updates.

    According to new reports, Hip-Hop media executive, co-founder of The Source, record producer, and Love & Hip Hop: ATL reality tv star Benzino was shot during his mother’s funeral procession today in Duxbury, a suburb of Boston.

    Benzino is said to be in stable condition and it is believed that his own nephew, 36-year-old Gai Scott, is the one who fired the shots. The 48-year-old allegedly suffered a shot to his body after an argument ensued.

    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.

    7News has confirmed Benzino’s i.d. The news outlet has also confirmed it was his nephew has been charged in the shooting:

    Story developing…

    SOURCE: 7News, UrbanDaily, Boston Globe  | PHOTO CREDIT: Wenn

     

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