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A 41-year-old man was shot and killed late Christmas Evening inside a home in Central City, according to a report from New Orleans police. 

Officers responded to the call about 11:45 p.m., and he was found within a residence in the 3300 block of First Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene, NOPD said. 

The shooting victim was initially misidentified by police as an elderly individual. 

A cause of death and identity has not been released at this time, as autopsy results and family notification are pending.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call 504-658-5300 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.