Breitbart News reported Sunday that 82 people were shot – 15 fatally – in Chicago over the July Fourth holiday weekend.
The problem is: The figures cited in the report are from 2014, not 2015.
Breitbart has since amended the article so that it no longer claims incorrectly that the 15 dead are from this weekend. But no correction was ever issued.
The original Breitbart story read, "ABC 7 Chicago reports that 82 people were shot, 15 fatally, in the Windy City over the Fourth of July holiday weekend and the majority of gunmen 'shouldn't have been on the street' to due to their criminal records, much less in possession of a firearm."
The report's introduction has been changed so that it now reads, "Below is a sad reminder of the failure of gun control policies. ABC 7 Chicago reported in 2014 Fourth of July holiday weekend, 82 people were shot, 15 fatally, in the Windy City over the weekend and the majority of gunmen 'shouldn't have [even] been on the street' to due to their criminal records, much less in possession of a firearm."
The headline has also been changed from "82 Shot in Chicago, 15 Killed Over Fourth of July Holiday Weekend" to "Flashback – 82 Shot in Chicago, 15 Killed Over Fourth of July Holiday Weekend."
Both versions are based entirely on a 2014 report from Chicago's WLS-TV, which is owned and operated by ABC News.
There were shootings in Chicago over the holiday weekend, with 55 wounded and 10 killed, but these are not the figures cited in the now-updated Breitbart article.
None of the changes made to the original Breitbart article are noted in the story by the site's editors. The article's author did not respond to the Washington Examiner's request for comment.