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Person Hit By Lightning Near Maggie Daley Park On Fourth Of July

The person was seriously injured, a Fire Department spokesman said.

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DOWNTOWN — A person was seriously injured after being hit by lightning on Wednesday night.

The incident happened at Monroe and Lake Shore Drive near Maggie Daley Park, according to a Fire Department tweet. The person, whose age and gender were not immediately available, was taken to Northwestern Hospital in serious condition, a Chicago Fire spokesman said. The person was an adult.

The National Weather Service warned before the strike that a storm was forming over the Downtown area and lightning would be possible.

“Thunder roars, go indoors!” the National Weather Service tweeted.