Updated: December 18, 2012 3:18 PM | By Pat Eaton-Robb, The Associated Press, thecanadianpress.com

Cruz visits home of Giants fan killed in Conn.

Cruz visits home of Giants fan killed in Conn.

in this Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, photo, a shoe worn by New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz bears a message dedicated to 6-year-old Jack Pinto, one of the victims in last week's school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., as Cruz warms up for the Giants' NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

NEWTOWN, Conn. - New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz has visited the home of the six-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.

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