Rapper Benzino was shot on the way to attend the funeral of his mother. It seems that the famous rapper was actually shot by his nephew.
Reports reveal that rapper and reality TV show star Benzino was shot on a highway in Massachusetts. The events occurred on Saturday. The rapper was injured and needed medical assistance, but it seems that he is fine now. Apparently, it all happened while Benzino and his nephew were riding in a funeral procession for the star’s mother.
Benzino has become widely known as a cast member of the VH1 reality show, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. His hip-hop magazine is extremely popular, as well. In fact, the sad news about the star being injured was first reported by Benzino’s own magazine.
Apparently, the reason why Benzino was shot actually is the increased tension between the star and his nephew. Officials say that the man fired several shots into the red SUV driven by Benzino. An official statement from the Plymouth Country District Attorney’s Office confirmed the incident. The rapper was taken by a passerby to the Duxbury Police Department immediately following the incidents.
He was then taken to the hospital for medical assistance. It seems that Benzino was shot in the arm while being on the way to a church in the area. The car of the rapper was left in the middle of Route 3, after being struck. The cops found various bullet holes in the car, as well as blood.
“There were four holes up the side of the vehicle which started in the rear and then there were three in the passenger door,” a witness said.
The man who attacked Benzino is Gai Scott. The police has already taken him into custody and the man will most likely be charged with assault with intent of murder. Reports indicate that the attacker will be in court on Monday. Until now, it remains unclear the exact reason why the reality show star was shot by this man. It was only indicated that there were growing tensions between various family members.
Because of the events, the funeral that Benzino was attending was delayed.