Rapper Benzino shot during mother’s funeral procession

Posted at 8:17 AM, Mar 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-30 09:23:41-04

DUXBURY, Mass. (WTVR) -- One of the stars of the VH1’s reality show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” was shot Saturday afternoon

WCVB reports that the shooting happened on Route 3 in Duxbury, Mass. while  Benzino was riding in his mother's funeral procession.

Sources said Benzino, whose real name is Raymond Scott, was shot by his 36-year-old nephew, Gai Scott after family members said tension between the two had been growing.

Witnesses said the suspect pulled up to Benzino's red SUV during the procession and fired multiple times.

Benzino was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Gai Scott was arrested and charged with assault with the intent to murder.

TMZ reported that the family decided to proceed with the funeral after the shooting.

Father William Williams, the parish priest, told WCVB that he was startled to see the hearse and the limo wrapped in crime scene tape after the funeral. "That was a jolt," he said.