Kerry Washington Thanks Fans After Welcoming Second Child, and Comments on Recent Police Shooting

PHOTO: Kerry Washington attends HBOs Official 2016 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center, Sept. 18, 2016, in Los Angeles.PlayFrederick M. Brown/Getty Images
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Kerry Washington is speaking out for the first time about giving birth to her second child with her husband, former NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha.

The two welcomed son Caleb Kelechi Asomugha, on Oct. 5, reports E! News. The baby boy joins his older sister, 2-year-old Isabelle.

Washington, 39, took to Twitter Saturday to thank her fans for their positive messages about her bundle of joy as well as reflect on the loss of Deborah Danner, the 66-year-old woman with schizophrenia who was killed by a New York City police sergeant Tuesday.

"It's a quiet Saturday afternoon. So, a few things I wanna get off my chest...," she started. "I saw all your very kind & thoughtful congratulatory tweets. So yeah we thank you. Xo"

The "Scandal" actress also addressed the death of Danner in the Bronx, where Washington grew up.

"Also the loss of #DeborahDanner has rattled my core. Not only becuz of painful truth that we must continue to affirm that #BlackLivesMatter," she tweeted. "But also becuz #DeborahDanner was killed in the community where I was raised. Community filled w/people I know & love. So when I #sayhername."

Washington continued, "My heart aches. For lives lost and for the lives we must protect. For the humanity we must work to illuminate and preserve and affirm. #BLM."

The actress ended her self-described "rant" by encouraging her Twitter followers to check out "Moonlight," a film released Friday that centers on the story of a young black man in Miami coming to terms with his sexual identity.

"It is artful food for your soul," Washington said. "At a time when so many of us need to be lovingly nourished."

She concluded her series of tweets with: "End of rant XOXOXOXOX."

Washington has at other times also publicly supported the Black Lives Matter movement via social media.

When asked by a fan in July how she felt about the "Black Lives Matter movement" via her #AskKerry Twitter chat, the actress replied: "Grateful. Because it's truth: #BlackLivesMatter."