NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBS/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.
Much love to the entire Pinto family. Great people with huge hearts. I'm sorry again for your loss. Looking at life through a different lens—
Victor Cruz (@TeamVic) December 18, 2012
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.
On Sunday he wore a pair of cleats with ‘Jack Pinto, ‘MyHero.”
“My sincerest condolences to the entire Pinto family. My prayers are with you during this extremely difficult time,” Cruz tweeted before his game on Sunday. “Today’s game is for you Jack.”