While investigating the vehicle, the Nelson County Sheriff's Office got a call around 7:30 p.m. on August 22 about a shooting at a home on Laurel Road near Rockfish River.
An investigation found the auto was registered to an elderly man who had been reported missing in Burlington, North Carolina.
Police were also looking for Sean D. Castorina, 42, and Penny M. Dawson, 40, both of Burlington, North Carolina.
The woman was seriously injured when she was shot in a home on Laurel Road, near Rockfish River around 7:30 p.m.
When investigators arrived, they found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound.
The shooting victim is recovering at the hospital with serious injuries.
A 2002 Dodge Dakota pickup with a medium-blue tailgate and custom squared-off bumper in a faded red was reported missing from that home.
State police said Castorina and Dawson should be considered armed and risky.
Castorina was last believed to be in Virginia and has family in Norfolk, Va.
Castorina and Dawson have also both been reported missing from Burlington, NC. Items linked to Castorina and Dawson were found in Simpson's vehicle.
Deputies responded to an unoccupied suspicious vehicle in the Laurel Road area on Monday.
The Nelson County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for two people who may have information on the suspicious disappearance of an elderly man. Anyone who sees the vehicle, Astoria or Dawson, should call 911.
Castorina is a white man with distinctive tattoos on his forearms. Residents are advised to not approach the vehicle as the person of interest may be armed and unsafe.
Dawson is a white female, 5 feet 3 inches in height and weighs approximately 172 pounds. Castorina has family in Norfolk. Residents in Nelson County were asked to shelter in place.
Anyone with information about the couple or the pickup truck is encouraged to call 911 or #77 on a cell phone.