WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — Officers with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and other emergency workers were in the area of 27 O St. NW Wednesday afternoon after five people were shot there.

Two of the people died as a result of the shooting.

At 2 p.m., MPD tweeted out a picture of a black SUV that it said appeared to be involved in the shooting. The SUV has a possible temporary Virginia tag 956515X. Police asked anyone with information about the SUV to call (202) 727-9099 or text it to 50411.

Metropolitan police gave an update on the shooting at a news conference. All five people shot were men.

Executive Assistant Chief of Police Ashan Benedict said the shooting might have been related to drugs, the result of an “open-air drug market.”

Benedict said, “We need to get these people off the street and we need the criminal justice system to help us with that.”

Benedict said that the Metropolitan Police Department seized more than 2,000 guns in the District as of Wednesday (Aug. 24).