Rep. Brad Wenstrup told CNBC after Wednesday morning's shooting that "it's a shame" that people need security at a baseball practice.
The Ohio congressman appeared on "Squawk on the Street," shortly after the shooting. He said he was just getting in the batting cages before he heard shots.
"Turns out there was a shooter beyond the dugout ... and started firing shots," Wenstrup said. "I saw everyone out on the field starting to get down. [House Majority Whip] Steve Scalise was around second base and was on the ground trying to get off."
The shooter was moving and went from one end of the dugout to the other, Wenstrup said. The congressman eventually went from laying on the ground to taking cover behind a building.
America has "got to calm down," Wenstrup said. "America needs to realize that we get to live in the greatest country in the world."
We can't "amend" every problem the U.S. has with gunfire, he said.
More coverage of the shooting
- GOP Rep. Steve Scalise, others shot at congressional baseball practice in Virginia
- Rep. Tom Rooney: I left 4 minutes before shooting but didn't see anything suspicious
- By the second gunshot, 'we knew it was something real,' Rep. Jack Bergman says
- Rep. Duncan: I think I may have spoken to the gunman before he started shooting