As many as seven people were struck by lightning at Raymond James Stadium just as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers game ended Sunday afternoon, according to Tampa (Fla.) Fire and Rescue.
At least seven people were being treated by paramedics, reported to BayNews9.
Firefighters responded to reports of a lightning strike on the north side of Raymond James Stadium. It is not known if any of the victims were hit directly or were injured by a nearby strike.
Reports of fans outside Raymond James Stadium hit by lightning: http://t.co/Lvy4cYJLEa pic.twitter.com/3Z0ImeeVNq
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The stadium cleared out early as the Bucs lost 20-3 to the Packers. While there’s no word about the identity of those hit, the fact they were outside the controlled environment of the stadium as storms approached would have made it less likely to hear warnings to seek cover.