Largo High School community remembers double shooting victim: ‘She had so many paths to success’

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PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. -- Allyssa Banks graduated from Largo High School with the class of 2016.

"She was good at it all, at everything that she did.  She participated in everything and she excelled in everything.  She kept a strong GPA on top of a rigorous extra curricular schedule," explained Dr. Afie Mirshah, principal of Largo High School.

Banks was involved in everything from band and chorus, to tennis, student government, and junior ROTC.

"The adults in the building loved her, the kids in the building loved her, Allyssa was just one of those people you don’t forget," Dr. Mirshah told DCW50.

A fundraiser has been started to help a teen's family with funeral expenses after she was killed in a double shooting in Upper Marlboro on Wednesday.

The GoFundMe was started by John Pittman, a teacher at Largo High School.  Pittman was Banks' AP psychology teacher, tennis coach, and student government advisor.

"We just knew that she was going to go off and do great things, I didn’t see her as someone who would do just one thing, she had so many paths to success," expressed Pittman.

Banks was shot along with a man who detectives say was known to her. She died at the hospital, but the man survived with non-life-threatening injuries. Police have not released his name or given any updates on the case, but encourage anyone with information on this shooting to call their Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925.

The goal of the GoFundMe is $10,000 to cover all arrangements. Within seven hours, it raised close to a thousand dollars. The fundraiser can be found here.