Right after Bobby's speech, her friend's dad wanted to leave to beat traffic. As they left, they heard what they thought were firecrackers. "We heard the shots. And we left. But we didn't realize that they were shots," Diane says. Diane didn't realize Bobby had been shot until she got home and turned on the television.
Diane's story helped reignite Emilio's passion for his project. She even became a character in the script!