DUXBURY, Mass. —A well-known rap star was shot Saturday afternoon during a funeral procession on Route 3 in Duxbury, the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office said.
Raymond Scott, a rapper and reality television star who goes by the name Benzino, was shot by his nephew, Gai Scott, 36, of Randolph, the district attorney said.
Raymond Scott, 48, was taken to South Shore Hospital with non-fatal injuries, officials said.
“There has been growing family tension between Raymond Scott and Gai Scott,” Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said in a statement.
The two were heading toward St. Peter’s Church in Plymouth for the funeral of Raymond Scott’s mother. Witnesses there saw cars covered in blood.
“There was a hearse and a family car that carries the family,” said one woman.
“At some point when the cars were side by side, Gai Scott fired several shots into the red Dodge SUV being driven by Raymond Scott,” the statement said.
Raymond Scott got out of his SUV and was taken to the Duxbury police station by a passerby. He was then taken to a local hospital. There was no immediate word on his condition.
Gai Scott was arrested by Plymouth police and charged with assault with intent to murder.
Benzino was a member of rap group Made Men before becoming a solo artist. He has appeared on the reality television show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,” since 2012.
Route 3 in Duxbury was closed for several hours during the police investigation. The funeral was delayed, but was held.