Shooting aftermath: 'I'm just glad it's over. I'm ready to move on'
COOS BAY, Ore. - Residents and visitors are still trying to make sense of what happened at Bastendorff Beach on Tuesday.
Investigators say Zach Brimhall, having already shot and killed his father east of Coquille, drove to Bastendorff and shot up 5 vehicles.
Brimhall killed David Hortman, a visitor from Michigan sleeping in his car, before turning a gun on himself.
A toxicology report on Brimhall could take weeks.
The violence was out of character for such a peaceful and idyllic spot.
"There's nothing worse than having a special place that you love to go that you don't feel safe at anymore," said Megan Harper with the Bureau of Land Management, "and so we're going to continue patrolling that area."
Evidence of a crime scene still line the ground.
Randall Vachta was sleeping in his car the night of the shooting.
He was back Wednesday.
"I wanted to know why," he said.
Vactha was planning on moving to the West Coast from Chicago.
"Two days in and this happened, so I think I'll probably find a different place," he said.
Other people who know and love the area won't be scared away.
"It's a once in a lifetime deal," said Debbie Borella. "It's not going to stop me from coming back here and visiting."
Vachta won't be back.
"I'm just glad it's over and I'm ready to move on and take it as a sign, I guess," he said.