UPDATE: This child has been reported found and safe.
Authorities issued an Amber Alert seeking the public’s help finding a 3-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted by her mother who shot the girl’s father in Flanders on Thursday night, Southampton Town Police said.
Authorities urged the public to be on the lookout for a 2018 Hyandai Santa Fe with the New York license plate number HUS7151. Police said the mother, Patchita Tennant, 42, of Riverhead, is driving the vehicle with her daughter, Vanessa Tennant-Mitchell. Tennant was last seen wearing a gray sweatsuit and her daughter was wearing a red shirt, blue pants, and black sneakers, police said.
Officers responded to a shooting in Flanders at 8:20 p.m. Thursday when they found the victim, Andrew Mitchell, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Mitchell was conscious and alert and able to tell investigators the mother of his child had shot him during a domestic dispute, police said.
Mitchell was airlifted by Suffolk County Police Aviation Unit to an area hospital for treatment. Southampton Town Detective Divison is actively investigating the incident. If anyone comes in contact with Tennant use extreme caution, police warn.