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Two Milwaukee men charged with attempted murder in shooting of 18-year-old in Port Washington

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Two men have been charged in the downtown Port Washington shooting from Sunday night. 26-year-old Milwaukee man Lavander Blanks and 21-year-old Milwaukee man Niyoktron Martin each made their initial court appearance on Wednesday.

Both suspects were arrested on Monday and face a number of charges including attempted murder.

Officials say they approached an 18-year-old man sitting in his car Sunday night and tried to carjack him. They shot him when he tried to drive away.

The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Nikolis Wagner-Ridling who was able to drive to the police station and get medical treatment. He has been treated and released from the hospital.

Police do not believe there was a link between the victim and the suspects.

The Port Washington Police Chief released a statement thanking the officers were for their quick action and witnesses for coming forward:

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