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Man gunned down outside bar in Flowery Branch

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a shooting outside a bar in Flowery Branch that claimed the life of a Buford man.

Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller says the shooting happened around 2 a.m. Saturday outside the Branch House Tavern in the community about 40 miles northeast of Atlanta.

The Times of Gainesville reports that 26-year-old Donald Lee Battle Jr., who recently moved to Georgia from Minnesota, was killed as he and others were leaving the bar.

Flowery Branch police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigating were probing the circumstances of the shooting. Few other details were immediately available.

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