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Former governor shot in Mexican state where politicians keep dying

October 13, 2015
Moreno is said to be in a stable condition despite being shot six times.

The former governor is said to be in a stable condition despite being shot six times.

A former governor of the small western Mexican state of Colima has survived an assassination attempt that fits into a series of violent incidents touching local politicians, including the death of two other former governors in the last decade.

Fernando Moreno, 52, was having breakfast in a well-known restaurant on Monday morning when two armed men shot him six times in the neck, chest and arms.

“The government of Colima expresses its total rejection of these kinds of violent acts that cast a shadow over life in the state,” current governor Mario Anguiano told reporters. “We will spare no effort or resource to capture those responsible. There will be no impunity.”

Photographs posted on Twitter show Moreno lying on the floor with blood staining his shirt. He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital, where he underwent surgery and is now said to be in a serious but stable condition…

Click here to read this article in full at VICE News.

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