Four people were injured in an apparent lightning strike near the White House on Thursday evening, according to fire officials.
DC Fire and EMS said two men and two women were transported to area hospitals after being found just before 7 p.m. in Lafayette Square. The adults were found about 100 feet from the statue of Andrew Jackson, which sits just north of the White House, Vito Maggiolo, a spokesman for the fire department, told The Washington Post.
Officials said all four people have critical, life threatening injuries. The cause of their injuries remains under investigation.
The Andrew Jackson statue, a bronze cast of the seventh president atop a horse, sits on a marble base and is surrounded by a fence.