Boy struck by lightning on JCSU campus

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By WCNC.COM Staff

Blogged By Rebecca Booker

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A child was struck by lightning in west Charlotte.

It happened Wednesday afternoon on the Johnson C. Smith University campus in the 100 block of Beatties Ford Road.

The victim, a 9-year-old boy, was struck on the track.

Charlotte firefighters and MEDIC responded to the scene. They say he suffered potentially life-threatening injuries and has been taken to CMC. The boy was found unresponsive.

Stay with NBC Charlotte for more on this developing story

If you hear thunder, then go indoors or get in a car. Don’t be outside, where lightning could strike! #LightningSafety

 

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