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Former governor of Mexican state shot multiple times


Mexico City: A former governor of the Mexican Pacific Coast state of Colima has been shot in a restaurant.

State Health Secretary Agustin Lara says that Fernando Moreno Pena was shot six times today and was in delicate, but stable condition.

Lara says that Moreno arrived at the hospital conscious and alert.

State security coordinator Felix Humberto says two men entered a restaurant in the state capital and shot Moreno before fleeing. The motive is unclear.

The 52-year-old governor held office from 1997 to 2003 for the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party. He also served as a federal congressman and head of the state university.

Moreno’s successor in office was Gustavo Alberto Vazquez Montes, who died in a plane crash in 2005. Vazquez’s own successor Jesus Silverio Cavazos Ceballos was assassinated in 2010.

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