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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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46.

Rezoh    

Dat sloth fat trell boutta get shot n his heart for that highly ****ed up mixtape cover deeze rappers like fat trell wale chief keef should get dealt wit

155 days ago
47.

TittyCity    

All for your entertainment. Tune in to love and hip hop. Stank you. Stank you very much.

155 days ago
48.

TuxThePenguin    

how many "tear drop" tattoos under that right eye? hmmm...time to add another, I reckon.

155 days ago
49.

oh really     

They spoke to the priest on the local Boston news .,,He was trying to speak in a very measured tone, but the look in his face just gave it away..just incredulous

155 days ago
50.

Cool Breeze    

So

155 days ago
51.

Rezoh    

Dey should ban trap music and rap music HIPHOP police please lock up fat trell chief keef rap music is causing and has been causing way to much drama these boys r not even decent humans fat trell b fakin he ain't really bout dat life all he does is use the sex with strippers route smfh ***** u still broke

155 days ago
52.

boo boo    

Wow! THAT guy? What a surprise!

155 days ago
53.

ariesalyson    

How disgraceful! Leave people alone while they are greiving. Hopefully the man is ok.

155 days ago
54.

pudge facker    

Let 'em kill each other off. I propose a national holiday where blacks get free ammunition

155 days ago
55.

Sin D    

Spinal Tap "The Hip Hop Years" ? I give up yo.

155 days ago
56.

kmm2389    

They have arrested the shooter.

155 days ago
57.

intensity    

Sad society....

155 days ago
58.

kmm2389    

NEW::: he shooter is his own family member.

155 days ago
59.

Rezoh    

ALWAYS remember this world "MEN" R the ROOT of ALL EVIL the penis is the root of every evil and women r dumb never trust a male

155 days ago
60.

Harkins    

Was this in Duxbury, Ma?! Saw the funeral procession...a Bentley was driving behind the hearse and whoever was in the Bentley shot someone in one of the limos.

155 days ago
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