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EXCLUSIVE: Port Washington teenager speaks after being shot during attempted carjacking

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The man shot in Port Washington last weekend is telling his story exclusively to CBS 58.

Nikolis Wagner was sitting in his car outside his home Sunday night when two men approached. He says he saw the gun before he saw the man’s face.

“He came up to me and asked me to get out, ordered me to get out,” Wagner said. “I put it in reverse and he started shooting."

One of those bullets went clear through Wagner’s upper body.

The 18-year-old says his sole focus was on getting help.

Wagner drove to the police station while on the phone with 911, where he was then transported to a hospital.

Wagner says he’s felt a persistent frustration since the shooting.

"It's really sore,” he said. “Can't really use my arm much. Can't work, can't do anything."

Stacey Wagner, Nik’s mother, has also stopped working to care for her son.

The moments she learned he was shot are never far from her mind.

"I just panicked and I fell on the floor,” Stacey Wagner said. “I didn't believe it."

She calls it a miracle he wasn’t hurt worse.

"I'm really happy that I'm picking out a suit for his graduation as opposed to a suit for his funeral," she said.

Stacey says everyone in town, including the police and fire departments and neighbors, have been great.

She says they’ve met more people this week then they had since they moved to Port Washington and October, and in a strange way, has made the place feel more like home.

If you would like to assist the family they have set up a gofundme.

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