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Benzino Got Shot….By his nephew…On his way to bury his mother

Yeah,  this is more than a little strange.

Benzino, whose real name is Raymond Scott, is a cast member of the VH1 reality show ‘‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’’ and CEO of Hip-Hop Weekly. The magazine confirmed on its website Saturday night that Benzino had been shot.

The 48-year-old Benzino was traveling on Route 3 south of Boston just before noon when 36-year-old Gai Scott pulled alongside and fired several shots into a red SUV driven by Benzino, the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. Officials say there had been growing tension between the two.

Benzino, of Mansfield, Mass., got out of the SUV after being struck and was taken by a passerby to the Duxbury Police Department and then transferred to a hospital.

Hip-Hop Weekly said he was shot in an arm, and his back was grazed by a bullet.

He was listed in good condition, a spokeswoman for South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth said Sunday morning.

The magazine said Benzino was in the area to bury his mother. He was heading to a church in Plymouth at the time of the shooting, the District Attorney’s Office said.

Police responding to the scene found the red SUV in the middle of Route 3 with bullet holes and a reddish brown substance believe to be blood inside the vehicle. Officials said shell casings and projectiles also were found at the scene.

Gai Scott, of Randolph, Mass., was taken into custody and charged with assault with intent to murder. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in the Plymouth District Court.

{via Boston.com}

What in the world could one do to make you try and kill him while trying to bury his mother? And on a freeway? In broad daylight? Soooo you wanted to get caught?

In totally unrelated news: Zino is almost 50!? Way too old for his LHHATL antics.

More unrelated news: So when does LHHATL come back on, anyway?

Back on topic: Glad Benzino is okay!