SAN ANTONIO -

Two boys were rushed to the hospital Thursday evening after they were reportedly struck by lightning on the far West Side.

According to a San Antonio Fire Department spokesman, the boys were apparently struck by lightning just before 7 p.m. as they were playing in the backyard of a home located in the 4700 block of Barons Ridge Drive.

A family friend tells KSAT the boys are ages 8 and 10. The family friend adds the 8-year-old was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The older boy was not in critical condition.

It was unclear what the boys were playing with or what they were doing at the time of the accident.