While the investigation is being kept under tight wraps, a top government source, close to the case, told The ENQUIRER: “There’s evidence he was dumped by a lover.”

The ENQUIRER has also learned the 39-year-old Army psychiatrist had a deep-seated inability to deal with women that stemmed all the way back to high school – and he may have had homosexual relationships.

“Hasan had someone he was seeing – a woman or even a man – or may have imagined the love affair,” disclosed the government source. “It’s quite possible the object of his affection had no idea they were Hasan’s love interest.

“What’s clear is that Hasan felt he was dumped by this person, giving him another reason for unleashing his mass assault. In his sick mind, Hasan may have believed that one of these innocent men he gunned down stole away his lover.”