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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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91.

ImSoReal    

Family: The ties the bind and gag.

153 days ago
92.

ImSoReal    

"That"

153 days ago
93.

Unbroken Chain    

This never happens at Jewish funerals🎅

153 days ago
94.

Cynic    

they should put the gunman in jail for life, for not killing him

153 days ago
95.

OnThree    

This happened in Duxbury, MA on route 3. It's one of the most congested highways in he state. They could have killed someone.

153 days ago
96.

Yurra Knutz    

Did relatives not learn anything from the foolishness of Fredo Corleone?

153 days ago
97.

TamDee    

Thank God he's alright...Safe recovery!!

153 days ago
98.

David in Bangkok    

Over the past year you've expanded TMZ content with "TMZ Sports" and some think it's about time to breakout rap violence, reality shows with few viewers like The Freaks of Sunset and most stuff on E! (ie, Rich Girls of Beverly Hills). It would be so awesome to skip everything else and just use it for a homepage. Looking forward to seeing the improvement soon. Thanks.

153 days ago
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Rachel...A social light of VEGAS    

That's crazy!

153 days ago
100.

Rep    

Ice cube said it best. *****s living so trife they need Jesus in there lives

153 days ago
101.

bring back recent posts    

Nice pic of poor North's mother getting ready to slobber on the tongue that brought her to infamy! Wonder how she will handle middle age? She actually is there very shortly.lol

153 days ago
102.

whitetrash    

Sad

152 days ago
103.

Pure Evil    

I hope they air this on the show.

152 days ago
104.

MrsK    

People like this exist ? Getting shot at a funeral by a cousin? Glad for being sheltered.... This is another kind of world that I gladly know nothing about. Thank you Baby Jesus.

152 days ago
105.

my2cents    

LoL...his old, no neck having ass still trying to be a thug

152 days ago
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