Former PGCPS Student and Past SGA President Killed in Double Shooting in Upper Marlboro

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Allyssa Banks, 18 (Right) killed in a double shooting in Upper Marlboro recently graduated from Largo High school in PGCPS system. (Photo courtesy)

Prince George’s County police have identified the teenage girl killed in a double shooting in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Allyssa Banks, 18, and an unidentified man were found shot in a car in the 10200 block of Prince Place at about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Banks graduated from Largo High School this past May 2016, according to Prince George’s County Public Schools spokesperson Raven Hill. The principal of Largo High School confirmed Banks was president of the school’s Student Government Association during the previous school year.

Family and friends described Banks as quiet, but also sweet and kind.

“I think she ran for SGA president to let people know that you don’t have to be very loud and outgoing to take control and help out,” said Dyonna Nelson, a friend of Banks. “She just wanted to be a big help.”

Nelson added, “Whoever did it, they don’t know how much of a great person she was to have around and they don’t know how she affected many people’s lives in Largo and her family and just anywhere she went.”

According to Corporal Lamar Robinson, spokesman for the Prince George’s County Police Department, officers were called to investigate a report of a shooting near a condominium complex in the 10200 block of Prince Place near the intersection of Swiss Gap around 1:45 a.m.

Once on the scene, which is a little over a mile and a half from Prince George’s Community College, police found a man and a woman suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body.

The man was transported with non-life-threatening injuries, however the female victim was taken to a nearby hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

“I heard four shots,” one neighbor told the press. “I heard lots of screaming. I was too scared to look out of the window.”

Banks was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to police. The man’s injuries are not life-threatening.

Right now police have no information to release on possible suspects or motive for the crime. Homicide investigators were on the scene and appeared to be focusing their attention on a red sedan parked in the area.

There are unconfirmed reports the two victims were found in the vehicle, along with a pet that was not injured.

Police say Banks and the other victim knew one another; the relationship between the two was not released.

Investigators are still working to figure out what led to the shooting. Anyone with information that can help police is asked to call 1-866-411-TIPS or call 301-772-4925. Callers can remain anonymous and there may be a cash reward.proxy.png

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