KATE GOSSELIN put her 8 youngsters in potential danger when she left them unattend­ed in a parked vehicle while buying some Chinese takeout.

Photos obtained by The ENQUIRER show Kate’s gaggle of Gosselins alone in her van in front of the Q Q Asia restaurant in Sinking Spring, Pa., at 4 p.m. on Oct. 14.

The “Kate Plus 8” mom and her daughter Alexis, 11, went inside and were in the store for at least 15 minutes before they spotted local resident Pam VanSickle photographing her left-alone brood.

“I was totally shocked,” VanSickle told The ENQUIRER.

“What kind of mom would leave her kids alone in a van in a shopping mall?

“Kate is in the public eye and that puts her kids at risk of be­ing kidnapped – she was en­dangering these kids. It’s outra­geous!”

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