Rapper and Love and Hip Hop star Benzino was reportedly shot during his mother’s funeral procession in Duxbury, Massachusetts
Adam Harding, a reporter for Boston’s Channel 7 News, confirmed that the 48-year old former owner of The Source was the victim.
It’s an all around tragedy for Benzino’s family. Upon learning of his mother’s death he captioned a photo of himself with her.
“God knows I have been through alot in my life,” he wrote. “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 DONT KMOW HOW I WILL CONTINUE KNOWING YOU ARE NOT HERE. Im lost.”
The Boston Globe is reporting that the shooting took place on I-95 this morning around 11:55 a.m.
Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz issued a statement that said the victim was taken to South Shore Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
State Police Spokesman David Procopio said an argument between family members sparked the shooting. A person driving a Bentley shot the driver of red Dodge SUV. The shooting victim exited his car. A passerby took him to the Duxbury Police Department. He was later transported to the hospital.
The shooter was arrested and charged with armed assault with intent to murder. The police have not released the name of the shooter or the victim,
Benzino, real name Raymond Scott, has been in the music business since 1984. He’s recorded with The Almighty RSO, Made Men and others.