SAN ANTONIO -- Two boys remain hospitalized Friday morning after they were struck by lightning on the city's northwest side.
A witness on the scene said the boys were playing in a tree around 8 p.m. Thursday when they were struck. The incident happened in the 4700 block of Barons Ridge Drive.
A 8-year-old boy remained in critical condition Friday morning. A 7-year-old boy was listed in critical condition.
San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said one of the boys was not breathing when emergency officials initially took the call.
"In my 7 years of being here, I can't remember a lightning strike, a multiple strike, or a strike involving a child," said Chief Hood.
A nearby neighbor said the lightning strike was so loud that it made her jump out of her chair.
"The moms and the ladies were coming out of their houses and I went to my backyard and it was right there on my fence line," said Anna Diaz.
There has been one lightning strike fatality in Texas this year.