The shooting occurred Saturday afternoon while He driving in his mother’s funeral procession; police already arrested a suspect.
Benzino, whose birth name is Raymond Scott, was shot by his nephew, Gai Scott, 36, of Randolph in the Boston area, the district attorney said.
Benzino, 48, was taken to a local hospital with non-fatal injuries, according to police officials.
“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 (MA) 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 is said to have excited 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.
A former co-owner of “The Source” magazine, Benzino was also a member of rap group Made Men before becoming a solo artist. However, since 2012, he has appeared on the reality television show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.”
The EVCB report says the funeral for his mother was delayed, but was held.