Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star and rapper Benzino was shot while at his mother’s funeral.
According to sources, Benzino was shot 3 times while trying to leave. The man who is said to have shot Benzino is his own nephew. Benzino‘s nephew is currently in custody.
Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz on what happened:
“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.”
Last week Benzino announced the passing of his mother on Twitter:
“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 is currently at South Shore Hospital in Boston and is being treated for his wounds. He is still alive.