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Friends and family remember Peninsula bus driver killed in Texas

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A vigil was held for a popular school bus driver in Redwood City was shot and killed in a random attack in Austin, Texas. (Photo submitted to KGO-TV by Ricky Moultrie)

A vigil was held for a popular school bus driver in Redwood City was shot and killed in a random attack in Austin, Texas.

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"Her smile was just pure affection. She loved that school bus and she drove it like a champ," said Dewrell Wesley, coworker.

Coworkers and friends came to the school bus yard in Redwood City Sunday night they placed flowers on bus number 1402 and turned on the lights to remember the remarkable woman who loved being behind this wheel.

"Teqnika was very caring she loved Special Ed kids, she loved doing Special Ed routes," said John Stockman, close friend.

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Teqnika Moultrie, 30, spent much of her adult life as a bus driver. Friends say she absolutely loved her job. This weekend, Moultrie traveled to Austin, Texas to visit her fiancée's family. While hanging out in a popular crowded entertainment district she was shot and killed. Austin police released a picture of a person of interest they want to question in connection with the deadly shooting that killed Moultrie and injured five others.

Close friend and fellow bus driver John Stockman talked to Moultrie's fiancée.

"She was completely distraught, she couldn't really say much of anything, only that she was glad that I was with the other friends," said Stockman.

Friends remembered Moultrie talking about her summer plans, she was always upbeat.

"It's a terrible loss to our district, and the transportation department, she will be extremely missed. She didn't deserve to die like this," said Stockman.

Moultrie's brother says she loved her family. He lives in Las Vegas; the two of them were extremely close.

"She knew before about how much I loved her, and she loved me just as much. We were born on the same day two years apart. We had a really special connection," said Ricky Moultrie, brother.

Moultrie says the family is headed to Texas to bring his sister's body back to the Bay Area. His sister and her fiancée were planning to get married this fall.

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