3 killed in lightning strike near White House

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Washington (CNN)Three radical are dormant and 1 is injured pursuing a lightning onslaught crossed the thoroughfare from the White House Thursday night.

James Mueller, 76, and Donna Mueller, 75, died from injuries pursuing the lightning onslaught successful Lafayette Park adjacent the White House Thursday night, a DC Metropolitan Police spokesperson confirmed. The mates was visiting from Wisconsin. Friday afternoon, constabulary said a 29-year-old antheral died from his injuries. His sanction is being withheld pending household notification.

The information of the different idiosyncratic who was injured has not been released.

    The victims were riding retired the tempest nether a tree, a instrumentality enforcement root said. The thunderstorm deed the DC portion astir 7 p.m. ET.

      "We are saddened by the tragic nonaccomplishment of beingness aft the lightning onslaught successful Lafayette Park," White House property caput Karine Jean-Pierre said successful a connection Friday. "Our hearts are with the families who mislaid loved ones, and we are praying for those inactive warring for their lives."

      This communicative has been updated with further information.

      CNN's Noah Gray and Rachel Janfaza contributed to this report.

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