According to several reports, rapper/reality star Benzino has been shot. Benzino was reportedly shot while leaving his mother’s funeral procession in Duxbury, Massachusetts. He apparently got into a heated exchange with another member of the procession. Benzino was allegedly shot three times while driving away from the funeral in the funeral procession. Several unconfirmed reports have indicated that the man doing the shooting was his nephew.
Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz gave a statement on the incident to Newscenter 5. “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,” said Cruz. “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.”
The “Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta” star tweeted earlier this week about his mother’s passing.
“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,” he tweeted. “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 is reportedly still at the hospital, but he is in stable condition. As stated before, police have arrested a currently-unidentified man and charged him with with assault with intent to murder.