1 Dead, 8 Injured After SoCal Lightning Strikes
(Venice, CA) — One person is dead and as many as eight others are injured after a lightning strike Sunday at Southern California’s Venice Beach. The Los Angeles Fire Department says the incident occurred just before 3 p.m. amid a rare series of thunderstorms. The Coroner’s Office says the victim who died was a 20-year-old man. Witnesses described hearing a crackle and then what sounded like an explosion.