By CBS3 Staff

BERKS COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — A 10-year-old boy is dead after the Berks County District Attorney said he was shot during target practice on Thanksgiving Day. District Attorney John Adams said the incident happened at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the child’s home in Hereford Township.

Pennsylvania State Police say a man was firing a rifle towards a homemade target on his property. Investigators say the shots went through the target and hit the boy.

Charges are pending the results of an autopsy scheduled for tomorrow morning.