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Sources: Steve Toms killed at Gold and Silver Trading Center

Sources tell FOX 54, Steve Toms, manager of Gold and Silver Trading Center has been killed.

Around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to the jewelry store at the intersection of Gentian Boulevard and Reese Road.

The Muscogee County deputy coroner is on the scene, along with investigators from the Columbus Police Department.

Dozens of family and friends of Toms are gathered in the parking lot of Gold and Silver Trading Center.

Several business owners in the area say it was not normal to see Tom's red SUV parked at the business after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. Witnesses add the SUV was still there Wednesday morning.

Close friends of Toms tell us he was shot in the back, possibly Tuesday night.  Toms was discovered Wednesday morning by his business partner, Bob Upchurch. 

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