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Witnesses: Woman placed young child into burning SUV before climbing inside

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Credit: KTLA

LOS ANGELES – A woman and a young child are dead after being overcome by flames inside an SUV at a Los Angeles park.

After responding to a car fire on Thursday night, firefighters discovered two bodies inside the burned SUV.

According to KTLA, witnesses told police the victims were a woman and a 3 year old or 4 year old girl.

Witnesses say the vehicle was burning in the parking lot but both of the victims were safely outside it.

However, they say the woman placed the child in the SUV as it was on fire before getting inside herself.

Investigators are now working to determine why the woman may have wanted to kill herself and the child.

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