UPDATE 8:03 pm
According to WCVB, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Benzino’s 36-year-old nephew, Gai Scott has been charged with his shooting earlier today.
Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said in a statement,
“There has been growing family tension between Raymond Scott (Benzino) and Gai Scott. The two were heading toward St. Peter’s Church in Plymouth for the funeral of Raymond Scott’s mother. At some point when the cars were side by side, Gai Scott fired several shots into the red Dodge SUV being driven by Raymond Scott.
Raymond Scott got out of his SUV and was taken to the Duxbury Police station by a passerby and then to a local hospital. There was no immediate word on his condition. Gai Scott was arrested by Plymouth police and charged with assault with intent to murder.”
Gai Scott will be arraigned Monday in Plymouth District Court.
Boston Globe is also reporting that 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.
Allegedly when Father Williams looked out of the church to see the funeral procession arrive he saw blood smudges on the limousine and the hearse. Said Father Williams,
“The family was upset but did not speak about the shooting.”
There is no word yet from Benzino’s camp, VH1 or Mona Scott Young but some pictures have been posted of Benzino in the hospital by Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Co-star Shay on Instagram.
Allegedly, Benzino was shot three times while driving away from the funeral in the funeral procession. It is reported that it was his own nephew that did the shooting and that the nephew is currently in custody.
Benzino announced earlier in the week that his mother had passed via his twitter account.
“God knows I have been through alot in my life, BUT EVERY INCH OF GOOD, KINDNESS AND LOVE IN MY SOUL IS BECAUSE OF THIS WOMAN. A BIG PART OF ME IS LOST NOW AND I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME, MA WORDS CANT EXPRESS MY LOVE FOR YOU.I WILL MISS EVERY BREATHING MOMENT, I DON’T KNOW HOW I WILL CONTINUE KNOWING YOU ARE NOT HERE. Im lost.”
Benzino reportedly traveled back to his hometown of Boston for today’s funeral services and WCVB Boston, is reporting that the local police say one gunshot victim was taken to South Shore Hospital and was still alive.
Witnesses told NewsCenter 5 that the shooting took place during a funeral procession.
Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz said,
“The incident was between two vehicles whose occupants knew each other. The driver of a Bentley shot the driver of a red Dodge SUV, who exited his car and was taken to the Duxbury police station by a passerby. The injured red Dodge SUV driver, who officials say was in his 40s, was then transported by ambulance to the hospital.The Bentley driver has been arrested and will be arraigned Monday on a charge of armed assault with intent to murder.”
We send our thoughts and prayers out to Benzino, his family, friends, loved ones and fans. We will continue to update this story as information becomes available.
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