VH1 reality show star Ray Benzino was shot by nephew Gai Scott during a funeral procession for his mother on Saturday. The 48-year-old rapper was shot several times as he suffered a gunshot in the arm and a grazed bullet wound in the back.
Tension was growing between Benzino and Scott over the years according to close family members and friends. The confrontation finally came to a head when Gai Scott, 36, pulled up alongside Benzino and fired several shots into the rapper’s red SUV. The shooting occurred before noon on Saturday on Route 3 of Boston.
After the shooting, Ray Benzino got out of the SUV and was taken to the Duxbury Police Department by a passerby. He was later transported to South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth where he is said to be in good condition.
Police were quick to arrest Gai Scott and placed him in custody on charges of assault with intent to murder. While the motive for the shooting remains unclear at this time, Scott will be arraigned on Monday in the Plymouth District Court for the shooting.
Once officials were on the scene, police discovered the red SUV with several bullet holes and blood stains. Shell casings and projectiles were also found on the scene by investigators.
No comments from Ray Benzino or his family have been made at this time. Moreover, Gai Scott has not publicly commented on the shooting.
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