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Lexington County, SC (WLTX) - Lexington County deputies are looking for witnesses who can help them find the person or persons who shot and killed a man outside a local bar.

Early Sunday morning, 31-year-old Brandon E. Ratliff was shot outside the Cockpit Bar & Grill on Berryhill Road. According to deputies, he was trying to stop a fight between a group of people when he was hit by gunfire.

Ratliff was driven to the hospital where he later died.

Deputies say immediately after the shooting, many of the witnesses left the scene, and deputies would like to talk to them about what happened.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com. You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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