Benzino, star of the VH1 show "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta," was
driving in the procession on Route 3 on Saturday when he was
shot by his nephew, Gai Scott, who had pulled alongside in
another vehicle, the Plymouth County, Massachusetts District
He was listed in good condition on Sunday at South Shore
Hospital in South Weymouth, Massachusetts, a spokeswoman said.
There had been "growing family tension" between Scott and
Benzino, whose given name is Raymond Scott, the district
attorney said in a statement.
Gai Scott, 36, was charged with assault with intent to murder.
It was not immediately clear on Sunday whether he had a lawyer,
and he could not be reached for comment.
Benzino, 48, is chief executive officer of Hip Hop Weekly, which
said on its website that he had been shot in the arm and grazed
on his back by a bullet.
The online report did not identify Benzino's nephew as the
It published photographs of Benzino lying in a hospital bed with
a bandaged arm in a sling. In one picture, he is sitting up in
bed to pose with a friend.
(Writing and reporting by Jonathan Allen; Additional reporting
by Elizabeth Barber; editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and Sandra
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