On February 3, 2018 at approximately 12:30am Officers responded to a shooting in the 2000 block of 33rd Avenue. Upon arrival a 32 year old female was located in a front yard area with a gunshot wound to her neck. The victim was transported to an area hospital prior to being flown to a New Orleans Hospital for treatment. She is currently in serious condition.

Gulfport Crime Scene and Investigative units responded. The investigation determined that Ernie Lizana shot towards two 32 year old females, striking one. Lizana had a prior dating relationship with one of the women. Lizana fled on foot after the shooting and is currently at large.

Gulfport Detectives obtained warrants charging Lizana with one count of Aggravated Assault and one count of Aggravated Domestic Assault. He has not been arrested.

Do not approach Lizana he may be armed. He is described as a white male, 49 years old, 5’11” 190 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, and some short facial hair. Photo below.

If anyone has information regarding this incident or the location of Ernie Lizana contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at (877)787-5898.