Capitol Police responded to wrong location during baseball shooting: report

Capitol Police responded to wrong location during baseball shooting: report

United States Capitol Police officers responded to the wrong location on the day of the shooting at a Republican baseball team practice that left House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseBoehner finally calls it as he sees it Republican House campaign arm rakes in .7 million in first quarter The Hill's Morning Report - Biden seeks expanded government, tax hikes MORE (R-La.) in critical condition and injured several others.

Bloomberg News reported Monday that officers were initially pointed to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) Georgetown house, rather than the field in Alexandria, Va., where the shooting took place.

The department is now investigating why the tactical team was originally directed to the incorrect location.


"The Alexandria incident continues to be an ongoing investigation. We do not comment on ongoing investigations," spokesperson for Capitol Police told Bloomberg. 

The Hill has reached out to Capitol Police for additional comment.

Bloomberg said it is not clear how much time law enforcement may have lost due to the incorrect guidance, nor was it clear if officers made it to Pelosi’s home.

Some people familiar with the incident said local Alexandria police responded quickly and the Capitol Police's delay did not have an impact, Bloomberg reported.

Scalise and three others were wounded during the shooting, which took place on June 14 as Republican lawmakers practiced for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. The shooter was shot and killed by police.