He called emergency. When police arrived, the older boy told officers he had accidentally shot his brother. The results of the investigation will be presented to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office for review. According to police, they do not anticipate any arrests in the case. However, it’s again a case when kids are involved in firearms accidents. Injuries from firearms send an estimated 7,000 kids to the ER every year, and an additional 3,000 children die from gunshot wounds before they can get to a hospital, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. The number of kids being killed by guns in the U.S. has been steadily rising over the past several decades.