She came back guns blazing.
After a robber put a round into her foot, the middle-aged woman ripped her own pistol out of her vehicle's center console and fired 2 or 3 warning shots in the air.
Her two assailants ran from the scene with the victim’s purse. Police then arrived at the scene.
Another woman with the victim at the time of the assault told officers the victim and a 25-year-old male were at the trunk of their vehicle when she heard the victim scream, according to a police incident report.
After the warning shots were fired, the witness stated, one suspect headed toward the Walmart parking lot and the other toward a wooded area on Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach.
The 55-year-old victim and the male bystander were taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for treatment. Their injury status was not disclosed at the time of this report.
Police are still searching for the two suspects.