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Benny The Butcher was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery in Houston around 4:30 p.m..

The Buffalo rapper – whose real name is Jeremie Pennick – is a member of the collectives Griselda and Black Soprano Family.

According to the police, the shooting took place on Saturday (Nov. 14) at a Walmart.

According to TMZ, Pennick as sat in his car outside a Walmart store when five men approached him, demanding he and the people he was with hand over their jewellery. When they hesitated to follow the group’s order, one man shot the rapper in the leg before fleeing the scene.

The 35-year-old rapper and his friends immediately left the area, before pulling over and calling the authorities, who took the star to hospital.

His condition has not been disclosed at the time of writing but he is expected to survive the shooting. A description of the suspects was not immediately released, investigators said they were seen in a Chevy Malibu.

Pennick is at least the third rapper in less than a week to become the victim of gun violence in Texas.

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