A Connecticut teenager visiting his dad in The Bronx to go shopping for school was gunned down yesterday in a random drive-by shooting being eyed as a gruesome gang initiation, a police source said.
The victim, Tashawn Bromfield, 16, had been working out all summer to get in shape for football tryouts at Francis T. Maloney HS in Meriden, Conn., where he lived with his mother, Dionne Johnson-Russell.
"That was his dream," the teen's devastated dad, Basil Bromfield, told The Post, of his son's goal to play with the Spartans.
"When I found out he was shot, I told the police, 'This can't be possible. He wasn't a kid who even knew people who did drugs or had guns.' "