By Kim Hynes
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
9:42 PM CDT, September 8, 2011
Friends of a well known Wichita banker say he had no enemies. That's why they're stunned by the murder of 61-year-old Timothy McGuigan. He was found dead inside his home Tuesday with several shotgun wounds to his torso. Police went to check on him after co-workers called to report he hadn't showed up for work. They say there was no sign of a robbery and no sign of a struggle.
"I have no idea where this came from," said friend Don Grant. Grant became friends with McGuigan through the Wichita Wagonmasters. McGuigan was very involved with the volunteer group as well as Shocker Athletics. "He was one of these guys who got involved and wasn't afraid of rolling up his sleeves," Grant said.
Another friend, Wichita city councilman Peter Meitzer was also good friends with McGuigan. Meitzner says McGuigan was good for Wichita. He took advantage of what went on here and did what he could to help the community. "He enjoyed the good things in life. We had quite a few laughs together," Meitzner said.
Both friends say they can't understand why someone would shoot McGuigan. "It can't be something he brought on. Everyone I've talked to cannot imagine a situation he would put himself in that would create what happened to him," Grant said.
Police say they have no suspects in the case but they don't believe the shooting was random. Nothing was taken from McGuigan's home so they've ruled out robbery. There was also no sign of a forced entry inside, the front door was locked.
He worked as a Senior Vice President at Kansas State Bank. A representative from the bank released a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Tim's family. It's our company policy to not comment on our employees and we do not want to infringe on the police investigation."
Police say if you have any information about his death to call 911. While family and friends wait to find out why this happened, they're focused on the memories of a man many in Wichita called a friend.
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