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'Love & Hip Hop' Star

Shot En Route to Mom's Funeral

3/30/2014 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0329-benzino-love-n-hip-hop-getty-02"Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Benzino was shot Saturday afternoon while driving in his mother's funeral procession and police already arrested a suspect ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We're told Benzino -- former owner of The Source magazine -- was shot after an argument erupted between family members in the funeral procession.

Benzino was hit and he was rushed to the hospital.

Remarkably ... the rest of the family went on with the funeral and the preacher says when they arrived both the limo and the hearse were blood stained -- according to reports.

Benzino is currently in the hospital.

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5:20 PM PST -- The district attorney says Benzino was shot by his nephew Gai Scott, adding, "There has been growing family tension" between the two.

The D.A. says Benzino and Gai were in different cars ... but when the two were side-by-side at some point, his nephew allegedly fired shots.

Gai was charged with assault with intent to murder.

Benzino is currently in stable condition and his co-star Stevie J posted a pic on Instagram of the reality star in the hospital to prove it.  B's biceps are bandaged ... so it appears that's where he was shot.

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31.

Ms_aries322    

This is sad in so many ways he lost his mother and then gets shot at the funeral by a family member smh I hope he pulls thru

126 days ago
32.

HumanNature    

TRULY SAD!!!!!


PEOPLE OF TODAY DON'T VALUE "LIFE"!!!!

126 days ago
33.

Chris    

Mama most have been rotating in her grave if she WAS BURIED YET. We share this world with monsters.

126 days ago
34.

HumanNature    

THERE'S A LOT OF "HATE" IN THIS WORLD!!!!!

126 days ago
35.

In My Opinion    

Dude could not even attend his own mother's funeral. Shot by a family member??? Madness.

126 days ago
36.

Kokoakie    

It was craaaazy!! Drive by and the limo and hearse were covered in tarp and crime scene tape... So sad because surrounded by msp and the casket was still in the back:(

126 days ago
37.

Kbp    

Usually when I comment on these things, I like being a smart a**, but this is just horrible. Some people have no shame.

126 days ago
38.

think101    

I wander how the racist on here feel having to hide behind the computer like the yellow belly cwatds they are. Everytime they look in a mirror they see a big punk.

126 days ago
39.

Mare    

Another news source reported he was shot by his nephew and is in critical condition.

126 days ago
40.

LunarJunk    

That's horrible... Wow

126 days ago
41.

TedFrunk2    

I wonder which part it was for? Love or Hip Hop?

126 days ago
42.

RedSoxGal#25    

Also heard it was his nephew who wa the shooter, but the victim was in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

126 days ago
43.

ABB    

He died of lead poisoning LOL!

126 days ago
44.

ice1874193    

Damn that's cold at mommas funeral

126 days ago
45.

SHavener    

Wow!! Guess blood isn't thicker then water. At his mammas funeral!!

126 days ago
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