This is horrifying to say the very least…and we do mean the VERY least! According to rashaentertainment.com , rapper and Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Benzino was shot while attending his mother’s funeral and is in critical condition.
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.
TMZ reports that the former owner of The Source magazine was shot after an argument erupted between family members in the funeral procession.
Benzino was hit and rushed to the hospital.
TMZ says the rest of the family allegedly went on with the funeral. The preacher is reported to have said that when they arrived both the limo and the hearse were blood stained. (We aren’t sure how much of that is true…but we simply have no way of knowing.)
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.”
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.
The Urban Daily sends 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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