ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man was shot at after trying to stop shoplifters at a gas station Friday morning in Anderson County.

According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to 7-Eleven on Highway 29 at 5:06 a.m. for a robbery with shots fired.

Deputies said three men entered the gas station and walked out without paying for a vape pen.

Carrie Skeen, with the Sheriff’s Office, said a man pumping gas saw what happened.

“When one of the guys walked out, he saw that he had a gun in his hand. In an effort to scare them off, we can only assume, he fired a shot in the air,” said Skeen.

That’s when Skeen said the man pumping gas reported the men firing at him.

“Those three guys got into their car and drove away and as they were driving away, the guy that was pumping gas stated that they were shooting at him,” she said.

Skeen said it’s unclear how many rounds were fired.

The three men drove off in a white Cadillac sedan with no license plate.

Picture Credit: Anderson County Sheriff’s Office

Deputies said no arrests have been made and no one was injured during the shooting.

As for the man who shot into the air, Skeen said he hasn’t been arrested.

“It’s kinda up in the air what the charges will be and if there are going to be any charges,” said Skeen. “Because he didn’t point the gun at them, he wasn’t trying to shoot them because they were stealing, he was just trying to scare them off.”

She said this is a very unique investigation.

“I certainly have never heard of a shootout over a vape,” said Skeen.

Skeen said this is most likely an isolated incident and she doesn’t see any threat to the public.

If anyone recognizes the man, car or knows any information, they’re asked to contact the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers.