Rapper Benzino, born Raymond Scott, 48, most known for being a cast-member on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta reality show and as the former co-owner of The Source magazine, was shot on Saturday.
According to reports, the reality TV star was on his way to the funeral procession of his mother, Mary Scott, when he was shot by his nephew.
Gai Scott, 36, nephew of Benzino, reportedly drove up next to Benzino in a Bentley and fired several gunshots into the SUV that Benzino was in.
Benzino was struck in the shoulder by a bullet and was treated at a local hospital in Duxbury, Massachusetts.
Pictures of Benzino surfaced on Instagram via his friend and business partner, music producer Stevie J, also a cast member of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.
In one picture, Stevie J gets in a selfie with Benzino, while in another picture, his longtime friend and business partner Dave Mays, co-founder of The Source and Hip Hop Weekly, stood overlooking Benzino.
Benzino’s injuries are stated to be non-fatal, and he is reportedly in stable condition now at South Shore hospital in Weymouth MA with his fiance Thi Thi, Stevie J and Dave Mays by his side, while some reports alleged he was in critical condition.
According to those familiar with Benzino and his nephew Gai Scott, the two reportedly has been having a tense relationship for some time now.
Meanwhile, Gai Scott has been arrested and charged with armed assault with intent to murder and is set to appear in court on March 31.