According to TMZ, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star and former owner of The Source Magazine Benzino was shot three times earlier today while attending his mother's funeral in Boston, MA. He was rushed to the hospital and is currently in critical condition.
Allegedly, while driving away from the funeral as a part of the procession, Benzino's own nephew opened fire, hitting his uncle three times. It is reported that the shooting happened after a heated family argument erupted in the funeral procession.
TMZ reports that the rest of the family continued with the funeral. The reverend is reported to have said that both the limo and hearse were blood stained, though that statement has not yet been verified.
Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz released the following statement:
"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."
More as the story develops.
UPDATE: VladTV has just learned that Benzino is now in stable condition and is expected to survive. His 36-year-old nephew, Gai Scott has been officially charged in the shooting.
Friend Stevie J has posted a pic of Benzino in the hospital recovering. See it above.
UPDATE 2: VladTV has exclusively learned that Benzino is scheduled for surgery today to address his gunshot wounds. More details to come.