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Reality TV star Benzino's nephew convicted of shooting him

Record producer Benzino arrives at the 47th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, California February 5, 2016.  REUTERS/Danny Moloshok - RTX25O9E

Record producer Benzino arrives at the 47th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, California February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok - RTX25O9E

The nephew of hip-hop artist and reality TV star Benzino has been convicted in connection with Benzino's shooting during a funeral procession in Massachusetts.

Gai Scott was found guilty Thursday of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, but was cleared of armed assault with intent to murder. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 26.

Benzino, whose real name is Raymond Scott, suffered non-life-threatening wounds to his shoulder and back in the March 2014 shooting.

Authorities say both men were in moving vehicles on the way to a Plymouth church for the funeral of Raymond Scott's mother. Prosecutors say the shooting stemmed from a family dispute.

Benzino at the time appeared on VH1's reality show "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" and was CEO of Hip Hop Weekly.

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