Vanessa Tennant-Mitchell, age 3, was abducted by Patchita (aka Patricia) Tennant, left, after the child's father was shot multiple times during a domestic dispute last night, according to Southampton Town Police, who issued an Amber Alert this morning.

Update: 11: 30 a.m. : Police have canceled the Amber Alert for Vanessa Tennant-Mitchell, 3, who has been located unharmed. See separate story.

Southampton Town Police have issued an Amber Alert for 3-year-old Vanessa Tennant-Mitchell, who they said was abducted by her mother Patchita Tennant, 42, left, after Tennant shot the child’s father multiple times in a domestic dispute at his home in Flanders. See separate story.

The child is approximately 2 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs about 50 pounds, with braided, black hair and brown eyes was taken from her father’s home last night. She was last seen wearing a red shirt, blue pants, black sneakers.

Patchita (aka Patricia) Tennant is described as a black female, approximately 42 years old, with braided, black hair and brown eyes. She is approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. She was last seen wearing gray sweatsuit.

Tennant is driving a 2018 Hyandai Santa Fe, bearing New York plates HUS7151. Police urge extreme caution should anyone come in contact with her.

Anyone with information please contact Southampton Town Police Department at 631-728-3400. All calls will remain confidential, police said.

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