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Greenville man shot, killed in Columbia, SC near Five Points

The Richland County Coroner’s Office has identified the man whose body was found near Five Points early Sunday morning.

Wesley Colin Brown was shot and killed, Coroner Gary Watts said in a news release shared by the Columbia Police Department Monday.

The search for the gunman continues.

Brown, a 26-year-old from Greenville, was in Columbia to attend a wedding, according to the release. He was not with any members of the wedding party or other guests when he was shot, police said.

His body was found in the 1700 block of Senate Street by two people on a morning walk, according to the release. That’s close to the intersection with Henderson Street, and in the shadow of the Heritage Condos complex, near the Five Points area.

The called 911 about 8 a.m., and Brown was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

An autopsy showed Brown died from complications of

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Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle on online shopping after coronavirus

Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle told CNBC on Thursday the coronavirus pandemic’s acceleration of online shopping trends will not lead to the ultimate demise of physical retail.

But the longtime apparel executive acknowledged the health crisis altered the company’s outlook on how large e-commerce will be going forward. 

“I think the move to digital purchasing on all sorts of products, but especially apparel and footwear, is here to stay and will probably be bigger than we had originally thought,” Boyle said on “Closing Bell.” 

In its July quarterly earnings report, Columbia reported a 40% decline in overall net revenues due in part to pandemic-related store closures. However, the outdoor apparel maker’s e-commerce sales spiked 72% compared with the year-ago period. 

Underscoring the importance of a strong online shopping experience for customers, Boyle said the company’s “only surviving” capital expenditure project in 2020 was “a real complete redo on our own

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