Posted: 3:15 pm Friday, July 27th, 2012

Former Miami Carol City football player shot and killed days before leaving for college 

By Post Staff

Terrible news out of Dade County: Former Miami Carol City linebacker Paul Royal was shot and killed Tuesday, days before he intended to leave for Edward Waters College, where he had a full scholarship to play football.

Royal, 18, was parked in front of his friend’s house when two masked gunmen approached his car, shot him and ran away, the Miami Herald reports. It was the second shooting in the area that night, and police are still looking for the suspected shooters.

Several players and coaches from Edward Waters planned to attend Royal’s funeral on Sunday after the first practice of the fall, which would’ve been Royal’s first at EWC.