Rapper Benzino Shot at Mother’s Funeral
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As if attending his mother’s funeral wasn’t bad enough, rapper Benzino was also shot while paying his last respects to his mom, Mary Scott, who passed away on March 20.
According to reports, the Boston-based rapper and Love & Hip Hop star was shot multiple times by his nephew, 36-year-old Gai Scott, at the Duxbury, Boston funeral of his mother, held today.
While Benzino, aka Raymond Scott, was in his red Dodge SUV, Gai Scott allegedly pulled up next to him in a Bentley and began opening fire on the rapper. Benzino then got out of his vehicle and was given a ride to the Duxbury police station. He was later transported to South Shore Hospital by EMS.
Benzino is expected to survive the shooting and is in stable condition.
Gai Scott was arrested and charged with armed assault with intent to murder. He will be arraigned on Monday in the Plymouth District Court.
Police closed Route 3 because of the incident, causing massive backups and delays. After the shooting, the funeral procession continued to make its way to St. Peter’s Church in Plymouth while investigators searched the area.
The shooting was believed to be the result of a family feud between the two men.
Your own blood shooting you while trying to lay your mom's to rest. Damn. That Benzino situation is crazy.
— DJ Heat (@DJHeatDC) March 29, 2014
OMG!!!.. Benzino was shot multiple times on the way to his mother's funeral today! http://t.co/98L7Z7nFim …
— Love & Hip Hop Fans (@LoveNHipHopFans) March 30, 2014
Never thought I'd see Duxbury/Benzino/shooting in the same headline.
— Abbie Ruzicka (@AbbieRuzicka) March 30, 2014
— Wackymoe (@wackymoe) March 30, 2014
First the Migos shooting now Benzino hit up; Somebody better get their self right with God
— -VinceCharles- (@VinceCharles_84) March 30, 2014
Shooting someone at their mothers funeral is unreal. Benzino grew up in Boston. #dontfuckwithmycity
— Amina™ (@AminaCaitlin) March 30, 2014
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