Multiple people struck by lightning at Raymond J Stadium

We have just learned from Tampa Fire Rescue that between five to seven people have been struck by lightning at the Raymond James Stadium just as the Bucs-Packers game ended.

Seven people were being treated by paramedics.

The incident happened in parking lot 14 on the north side of Raymond James Stadium.

All of the victims were being taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital. An additional 4 or 5 people stated that they would go to the hospital on their own.

Spokesman Jason Penny says it doesn’t appear that anyone was directly struck by the lightning Sunday afternoon. He says the lightning did, however, kick up rocks and gravel and knock a few people down. It struck shortly after 4 p.m.

There were no other injuries reported and thankfully no fatalities.

Ages of the patients range from early twenties to a man in his seventies.

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