ETOWAH, Ark. (KTHV) - Family and friends gathered on Thursday to say goodbye to a Mississippi county teen who died after being struck by lightning.

Steven Sheppard, 16, was on his way home from church Tuesday night when he was struck by lightning.

Sheppard's father found him shortly after and rushed him to a local hospital, where he later died.

Pastor of Carroll's Corner Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Etowah said Sheppard and his mother were both doing some work at the church when the storm hit.

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