Video: Tornado touches down in Louisiana

ALEXANDRA, La. – Shoppers at a shopping mall in Alexandria witnessed a tornado touching down Sunday afternoon.

Cellphone video shot from storefront caught the storm bearing down.

Witnesses said around 2 p.m. a funnel cloud slowly descended from the sky. Lightning lit the dark cloud as thunder boomed through the parking lot.

Witnesses said people took cover inside the mall, while some stood at an entrance for a good view.

Witnesses watched the spinning cloud reach the ground off in the distance.