In a disturbing incident, a 19-year-old woman in Alabama was allegedly doused with gasoline and set on fire by her ex-boyfriend Wednesday. She suffered severe burns to the face and upper torso.

Following the attack, the woman ran to a neighbor's house asking for help, WAFF 48 News reported.

Officers with the Priceville Police Department reached the home in Priceville on Wednesday night after receiving a domestic disturbance report.

"Upon arrival, officers located a female victim, 19 years of age, suffering from severe burns about the face and upper torso," police said in a statement. "The victim was stabilized then airlifted to a burn center for treatment."

Priceville mayor Sam Heflin called the incident an ugly example of domestic violence.

A resident in the area said the suspect poured "a water bottle full of gasoline" on the victim and that she was still on fire when she ran to another house for help.

The victim's ex-boyfriend, 22-year-old Marquise Antwan Wayns, of Hillsboro, was identified as the suspect in the case.

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After Asst. Chief Jason Wilbanks and investigator Turk Jones spoke to the victim, "it was reported that Marquise Antwan Wayns doused the victim with gasoline then set her on fire," the statement added.

The woman is now in stable condition. The 19-year-old is still in pain but was conscious and able to speak to her loved ones.

"She's a strong woman and she will pull through," her father told WAAY 31.

"As a survivor of domestic violence, I never experienced anything that severe, but it could've been," a neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous, told the outlet. "Knowing that somebody else has gone through that, that none of us knew about — that we couldn't step in, that we couldn't help — it's heartbreaking."

Police are currently on the lookout for Wayns.

"Investigator Turk Jones obtained a felony arrest warrant for attempted murder for Marquise Antwan Wayns with a bond of $200,000.00," the police department said.

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