(CHRISTIANPOST) — The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) is offering advice and support to people struggling to deal with the Newtown, Conn., tragedy that resulted in the deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Dr. Tim Clinton, president of the nearly 50,000-member AACC, shared with The Christian Post that family members of the shooter are likely traumatized by the situation, even as many unknown factors remain about the case.

Police say 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, at their Newtown home before shooting 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School and taking his own life. Peter Lanza, Adam’s father, and Ryan, his older brother, both expressed shock after news of the shootings came out, and have been unable to explain what drove the 20-year-old to commit such violent acts.

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