A teen was hospitalized after being struck by lightning at Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory during a brief, but powerful round of storms in the area.
Chicago fire officials confirmed a 13-year-old was struck by "an arc of lightning that hit the ground" Wednesday afternoon in the 300 block of North Central Park.
The teen was transported to Stroger Hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.
Additional details weren't immediately available.
A round of damaging storms powered through the Chicago area Wednesday afternoon, bringing heavy downpours, gusty winds and occasional lightning. And the risk for more stormy weather is expected to continue into Wednesday evening.