Artillery Shell Found at Longview Shopping Center

An explosives team from Barksdale were called to Longview Monday to detonate an artillery shell found outside a shopping center.

It turned out to be an artillery shell from the 1950's and luckily was a dud.

The shell was found behind the old "Laser X" on Judson road.

Nearby stores were evacuated including a couple of stores at the Longview Mall.

The explosives team took the shell to an area behind the Sabine Water Treatment Center where it was detonated.

Investigators have no idea how the artillery shell got to the shopping center.

Amy Tatum, reporting.