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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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61.

gegeok    

Hope.he.is.ok

215 days ago
62.

H8Kardash    

Why does this not surprise me

215 days ago
63.

j.j.buff    

Who cares! This show and its cast can go ph luck themselves

215 days ago
64.

loveyou15    

Ghetto problems

215 days ago
65.

Lil-za    

A familly member shot a man in his way to bury hi mum? Is that guy going to stay in the familly after this? Wow. What kind of familly is this? A blood family or the street "bro" family ?

215 days ago
66.

Lil-za    

So how will bieber survive Atlanta?

215 days ago
67.

Blaire    

I Pray that Benzino is okay.. ppl are so heartless.. and my condolences to him and his family..No matter what you think of him, he's still a human being.

215 days ago
68.

MARSHALL MATHERS    

LUCKY HE DIDNT COME TO DETROIT OR IT WOULDA BEEN WORSE

215 days ago
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MARSHALL MATHERS    

LUCKY HE DIDNT COME TO DETROIT OR IT WOULDA BEEN WORSE

215 days ago
70.

missy    

This is beyond classless do this on the way 2 bury this poor woman

215 days ago
71.

john    

Haha

215 days ago
72.

HeyYou    

F*cktards travel in packs.

215 days ago
73.

missy    

Talk about having no class

215 days ago
74.

taz    

What a lovely story.

215 days ago
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skittlesbreaker19    

Don't know him but obviously his family is a.bunch of wannabe thugs.... Ghetto people aren't this low!! His nephew is a real *****!

215 days ago
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