A presumably homeless woman was shot in the head in Iserlohn in the Sauerland region. Two young people found the 57-year-old in the city center on Wednesday morning, as the police and public prosecutor announced. According to the information, the situation suggested a homicide. Just a few hours later, officers arrested a suspect. This is a 29-year-old gun owner.

The victim was found to have two gunshot wounds to the head, which were the cause of death, a spokesman for the public prosecutor’s office said in the afternoon. The “Bild” newspaper had previously reported on it.

Investigations led to the 29-year-old’s home address, the investigative authorities said in a statement. Because a risk to the emergency services could not be ruled out, special units were deployed. In addition, the surrounding streets were largely cordoned off from access. SEK officers broke into the gun owner’s apartment. The suspect was injured during his arrest. According to the information, the background to the crime was still unclear. A murder squad is investigating.