VENICE BEACH, Calif., July 27 (UPI) --
Up to seven people were injured by lightnin Sunday at California's Venice Beach, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said.
A series of rare thunderstorms hit the area Sunday afternoon, producing cloud-to-ground lightning, the National Weather Service said.
The extent of the injuries of the victims at Venice Beach wasn't reported.
Earlier Sunday, a man in Catalina Island was also struck by lightning, the Los Angeles Times reported.
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