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Former governor of Mexican state shot six times at restaurant, survives

ACAPULCO, MEXICO - MARCH 01:  A federal policeman stands guard at the scene of a suspected drug-related execution on March 1, 2012 in Acapulco, Mexico. Drug violence surged in the coastal resort in the last year, making Acapulco the second most deadly city in Mexico after Juarez. One of Mexico's top tourist destinations, Acapulco has suffered a drop in business, especially from foreign tourists, due to reports of the violence. Toursim accounts for some 9 percent of Mexico's economy and about 70 percent of the output of Acapulco's state of Guerrero.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

ACAPULCO, MEXICO - MARCH 01: A federal policeman stands guard at the scene of a suspected drug-related execution on March 1, 2012 in Acapulco, Mexico. Drug violence surged in the coastal resort in the last year, making Acapulco the second most deadly city in Mexico after Juarez. One of Mexico's top tourist destinations, Acapulco has suffered a drop in business, especially from foreign tourists, due to reports of the violence. Toursim accounts for some 9 percent of Mexico's economy and about 70 percent of the output of Acapulco's state of Guerrero. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)  (2012 Getty Images)

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 Monday 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.

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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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