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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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franklyspeaking    

That's light years from hood.. Who brings a gun to a funeral? #Disgraceful #morepixpleaze

174 days ago
107.

Lisa Renee    

No Respect for the deceased mother/ grandmother. Totally embarrassing

174 days ago
108.

NOT ELMO    

WHO IS THIS AGAIN ?????????????...

174 days ago
109.

Jo Seney    

Let me know when I am suppose to be shocked???? Rapper shot -- "Surprise" NOT, who is he anyway?

174 days ago
110.

Jo Seney    

I wouldn't recommend a family BBQ any time soon

174 days ago
111.

LovePinkQueen    

The more times they get shot the more fame they get. SMH!

174 days ago
112.

FLUX    

A family drive by shooting at Mom's funeral......it doesn't get any classier than that! It's even better than Sean Kingston getting his Bentley repossessed !

174 days ago
113.

K South West    

If he is a real gangster he would drop the charges on his fam and settle it either with a fight or ...

174 days ago
114.

K South West    

A real G doesn't post pics of me o I got shot...my lil brother was just shot months ago... FAKE STORY TMZ do better...or should I say TMX and X is for the unknown sources and lies with your socialist agenda

174 days ago
115.

Nostraldumass    

Now THATS gangsta

174 days ago
116.

Barbara Doppes    

Latinos in the northeast are basically lethal

173 days ago
117.

Kerr Avon    

A rapper got shot? Stop the presses.

173 days ago
118.

Numapass    

Karma's a bitch sometimes ain't it?

173 days ago
119.

palermo    

Classy people ...

173 days ago
120.

Davis    

rich kid playing gangsta

173 days ago
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