ORLANDO, Fla. — A 12-year-old arrested in connection with a shooting in Orlando could soon be charged with a hate crime.

A 26-year-old transgender woman said she was chased down the street and shot at several times just before midnight Thursday, police said.

The woman, identified as Andrew West, told police that the child emptied the gun while firing, but missed every time.

West said the boy was on the phone and that she heard him say, “I’m going to kill this (expletive),” before opening fire.

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