Two Wisconsin residents were killed in a lightning strike near the White House. on Thursday night, police confirmed to ABC News on Friday.
Police reported 76-year-old James Muller and 75-year- Old Donna Mueller, both from Janesville, Wisconsin, died after being shot. in hit in Lafayette Park in front of White House.
On Thursday evening, DC Fire and EMS said they have responded and are treating four patients who were found in “neighborhood of wood.”
He said two men and two women were transferred to area hospitals with “life-threatening injuries”.
Officials said it was still unclear what the adults were doing before the lightning strike, whether they knew each other and why. in a park.
Uniformed officers and members of the US Park Police of secret service was also on scene of the incident and immediately rendered assistance to the victims, an ambulance official said during news conference.
The National Weather Service released heavy thunderstorm warning for in area Thursday evening.
Beatrice Peterson of ABC News contributed to this report.