Cllr Clare Coghill, Leader of Waltham Forest Council, said: "We are all saddened by the horrific incident in Leytonstone which has left one man dead and another injured in hospital after a car was deliberately driven into them early on Sunday morning. Police have launched a murder investigation into the incident, which is not being treated as gang related. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims at this difficult time.
"I know the community will share my shock that a man has lost his life in this deliberate attack in a public area. The police must be supported as they try to find the person responsible for this horrendous crime.
"I urge anyone with information to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3715 or call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 304/5May. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111."