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Cruz visits home of Newtown victim

Image: Victor Cruz's shoe (© John Amis/Associated Press)
Giants WR Victor Cruz wrote a message on his shoe to remember Newtown victim Jack Pinto.
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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP)

New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz has visited the home of the 6-year-old Connecticut shooting victim who was buried in a replica Cruz jersey.

Jack Pinto was among 20 children shot to death Friday in Newtown. Several elementary school-age children played touch football in the front yard of his family's home Tuesday. Many wore Giants jerseys or Newtown football or wrestling shirts as they laughed, smiled and hugged.

The children and their families left after several hours. Kids carried autographed Giants footballs and jerseys.

About 45 minutes later, Cruz left the home in an SUV and an escort of five police cruisers, sirens blaring. He later tweeted that he has ''much love to the entire Pinto family. Great people with huge hearts.''

Several people leaving the home confirmed Cruz was there.

Tagged: Giants, Victor Cruz

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