An overnight clerk at a store in Columbia South Carolina warded off three (3) armed robbers by pulling out her gun and returning fire after the robbers began shooting in her store. The clerk says she was in fear for her life after the 3 armed thugs began shooting in the air in her store. The 3 armed robbers had demanded cash and lottery tickets. The clerk hit one of the robbers in the upper body and is believed to have hit another. The third robber got away. Remember if you need help in seconds, the police are just minutes away.