Four people critically injured by lightning strike near White House

Four people are in critical condition following an apparent lightning strike at a Washington, D.C., park.

two men and two women — were injured in Lafayette Park, located directly outside the White House complex.

Officers with the Secret Service and U.S. Park Police witnessed the lightning strike and ran over to render first aid, officials said.

Transported the victims to the hospital with “critical, life-threatening injures,”

The identities of those injured have not yet been confirmed.

In the wake of the incident, part of the park remained closed, with emergency services at the scene.

Officials have yet to establish whether they knew each other and what they were doing before the lightning strike.