Benzino — “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” cast member and former owner of The Source — was shot Saturday (March 29) in a Boston suburb, on route to his mother’s funeral.
According to WHDH Boston, the 48-year-old (real name: Raymond Scott) was shot by his 36-year-old nephew Gai Scott. There was a growing tension between the two for some time, though a reason was unknown.
Driving in his Bentley, Gai drove alongside Zino’s SUV and fired multiple gunshots. He was hit, and later transported to a nearby hospital with non-fatal wounds and is in stable condition.
Gai Scott was arrested by Plymouth police and charged with assault with intent to murder.
The family proceeded to the funeral. When the hearse arrived, the pastor noticed that it was stained with blood. “I said to one of the guys: ‘There’s blood on the hearse.’ There was an incident along the way,” said Father William Williams. “The family was there. They were mourning somebody they loved who died so they didn’t want to talk cops and robbers.”
The funeral was for Benzino’s mother, Mary Scott, who died on March 20.