Funerals for US shooting victims

Newtown has begun burying its dead, laying to rest two six-year-old boys, the first of the 20 children killed in last week's school massacre.

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American footballer's tribute to Newtown shooting victims

American footballer Chris Johnson shows his boots covered in the names of the victims Credit: REUTERS/Harrison McClary

A member of the NFL team Tennessee Titans had the names of all 26 victims of the Newtown massacre written on his boots during a game against the New York Jets last night.

Another player, Victor Cruz of the New York Giants, wrote "Pinto my hero" on his boots on Sunday in memory of schoolboy and Giants fan Jack Pinto.

Family tribute to British boy killed in Newtown massacre

The parents of Dylan Hockley, the British boy who was killed in the Newtown massacre, have released a poignant tribute to their six-year-old son.

In a statement released last night, they said they did not regret moving to the area from England:

Everyone who met Dylan fell in love with him. His beaming smile would light up any room and his laugh was the sweetest music.

He loved to cuddle, play tag every morning at the bus stop with our neighbours, bounce on the trampoline, play computer games, watch movies, the colour purple, seeing the moon and eating his favourite foods, especially chocolate.

He was learning to read and was so proud when he read us a new book every day. He adored his big brother Jake, his best friend and role model ...

We will always be a family of four, as though Dylan is no longer physically with us, he is forever in our hearts and minds.

We love you Mister D, our special gorgeous angel.

– dylan hockley family statement

Read the full statement on the NBC Connecticut website.

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Mourners at the funeral of Noah Pozner

Mourners at the funeral of Noah Pozner, the youngest victim of the Sandy Hook shootings, who had turned six in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Noah Pozner's mother Veronique waves after the funeral services for her son
Noah Pozner's mother Veronique waves after the funeral services for her son Credit: REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin
Veronique Pozner is hugged after the funeral services for her son Noah Pozner,
Veronique Pozner is hugged after the funeral services for her son Noah. Credit: REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin
Mourners leave a funeral service for Noah Pozner, the youngest victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting
Mourners leave a funeral service for Noah Pozner, the youngest victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting Credit: REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

Mourners arrive for Jack Pinto funeral

Mourners have arrived for the funeral of six-year-old Jack Pinto, who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.

Honan Funeral Home
Mourners at the Honan Funeral Home, where the funeral of six-year-old Jack Pinto is being held. Credit: Reuters
Mourners Jack Pinto
Mourners at the Honan Funeral Home. Credit: Reuters
Mourners Jack Pinto
Mourners arrive for Jack Pinto's funeral. Credit: Reuters
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