A gun owner forgot to check if there were bullets in his weapon before he sat down to clean it in his Bridgeland apartment.

The gun went off Tuesday night, hitting the floor of his third floor apartment.   Luckily, the bullet lodged in the floor instead of passing into the suite below.

The Calgary Herald reports it happened at an apartment building on Meredith Rd near the 4th Ave flyover.

Police say charges are pending.