Last night a woman in her 30's was reportedly shot in the head and killed in a drive-by shooting, around 8:00 in the 600 block of East 13th street in the city of Erie.

That's between Reed and Ash streets, according to Erie police.

They have now confirmed the woman was African American and 33 years old.

The coroner ruled it as a homicide as the Erie police department continues to investigate.

With crime rates rising ,the Erie police department is hoping to expand by nine new officers.

So far additions like body cams have assisted police in the past year.