Crime

If you see him, call the police. He’s wanted in a Gulfport shooting.

Ernie Lizana
Ernie Lizana

Gulfport police are looking for a man wanted in an early morning Saturday shooting that injured one.

Ernie Lizana, 49, is wanted on one count of aggravated assault and one count of aggravated domestic assault.

According to Gulfport police, around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to a shooting in the 2000 block of 33rd Avenue. On arrival, they found a 32-year-old woman in the front yard area with a gunshot wound to her neck. The victim was taken to an area hospital before being flown to a New Orleans hospital for treatment. Police said she is currently in serious condition.

An investigation determined that Lizana shot at two 32-year-old women, striking one. Police said he had a prior relationship with one of the women. Police said Lizana fled on foot after the shooting.

Lizana is described as a white man, 5’11”, 190 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes and some short facial hair.

Do not approach Lizana, as he may be armed.

If anyone has information regarding this incident or the location of Lizana, contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959.

Or contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or at 877-787-5898.

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