Fans of Boston-based rapper Benzino have shared nothing but support and well wishes for his quick recovery from wounds he sustained during a drive by shooting that he was in on March 29.
Benzino, 48, has the support of his friends and other family members when it comes to recovering from gun shot wounds he sustained while driving in his mother’s funeral procession on March 29. The bullet-riddle SUV he was driving probably saved his life — a fact that fans are probably all to happy about.
Fans React On Twitter To Benzino Shooting
Friends and fans of Benzino (Raymond Scott) immediately took to their Twitter accounts to express their shock and sadness upon hearing of his near death experience as a result of a drive by shooting.
— Karεn Ciѵil (@KarenCivil) March 30, 2014
The saddest part of the whole ordeal was the fact that the trigger man behind the shooting was Benzino’s own nephew, 36-year-old Gai Scott. Members of Benzino’s family revealed that the two men had been having trouble for some time.
One fan had the perfect tweet for such a messed up series of family events:
They Shot Benzino At His Mothers Funeral ? Now That’s Beef ! — S D (@ThinknMoney_365) March 30, 2014
Other fans simply shared their shock:
Boy You Cant Even Trust Your Own Family. Benzino Own Nephew Shot Him While Going To His Mother Funeral
— L a d i i_M ツ ♡ (@ForeverMyriam) March 30, 2014
@StackzShow wait …. Benzino’s nephew shot him?
— Bitch I’m ME (@DarronFromDnLs) March 30, 2014
Lets not forget that the shooting occurred during his mother’s funeral! Mary Scott had passed away on March 20, and the family was heading to the church to grieve.
Benzino Shot While Driving In Mother’s Funeral Procession
According to Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz, Benzino exited his vehicle and was taken to Duxbury Police by a passerby. It was after he reached police that he was then taken to the nearby hospital, reports WHDH.com.
There was no sign that anything had gone wrong until the hearse, containing his mother’s casket, pulled up to the church with blood on it — according to Father William Williams.
“I said to one of the guys: ‘There’s blood on the hearse.’ There was an incident along the way,” Father William said. “The family was there. They were mourning somebody they loved who died so they didn’t want to talk cops and robbers.”
Gai was later placed under arrest and charged with armed assault with intent to murder! He will be arraigned in Plymouth District Court on March 31.
An investigation is still ongoing.
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— Bryant Perkins