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Prom shooting victim set to take graduation walk

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) -

A teenager shot and wounded outside his prom at Antigo High School last month is talking about the ordeal that has shaken the small northern Wisconsin community.

Eighteen-year-old Collin Cooper says the bullet that struck his leg as he left the prom shattered part of the major bone in his calf. Cooper is back home recovering after seven days in the hospital and three surgeries. The teen says he's thankful the bullet didn't hit any major arteries.

Cooper tells WJFW-TV ( "it's cool" to see how the town has rallied following the shooting. Community members have also embraced the family of the shooter, Jakob Wagner. A police officer fatally shot Wagner after he aimed a rifle at him.

Cooper isn't back at school yet, but says he will use his crutches to walk across the stage for his upcoming graduation.

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